Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

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Record title

Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

Call numbers

DG R 4

Record identifier

9AL4BG8Y

Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/9AL4BG8Y/2lr7b8mQGerV0

Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

Full title

Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

Date

ca. 1818

Call Numbers

DG R 4

Record Identifier

9AL4BG8Y

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Physical Description

Contents

Objects - 56 x 71.3 x 46.5 cm. - 1 rosewood & cedar chest with brass fittings that contains 13 oil painted panels with ebony and gilt stringing. The chest comprises a central compartment, three drawers that may be opened with a key (two small drawers that contain a collection of shells and a large e...
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Level of description

Sub-fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

Physical Access Conditions

Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian

Issue Copy

Digitised

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

CHEST LID
The lid of the chest is divided in half longitudinally. The underside of each hald contains two oil paintings:
1. Spoonbills - left half, upper
2. Pelicans - left half, lower
3. Egrets - right half, upper
4. Ducks - right half lower

COMPARTMENT
The interior of the chest contains a partly sunken compartment, the li...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Dixson Collectors Chest, ca. 1818

NOTES

General note

The chest opens to reveal panels decorated wtih paintings that depict Australian natury history scenes. None of the paintings in the chest are signed, dated, or titled. (Possibly by Joseph Lycett) Nos. 7-8 have been titled from and appear to be based on engravings in J. Wallis, "Historical account of the colony of New South Wales ..." London: R. A...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Sir William Dixson, 1937

Exhibited in

Possessed : an exhibition of treasures

A Rage for Curiosity

Treasures from the World's Great Libraries

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

DG R 4

Record Identifier

9AL4BG8Y

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Reference code

442827

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