This high Victorian style upholstered dining chair is from the collection of the Rouse Hill Estate. The NSW homestead, in the Australian Georgian style, was developed between 1813 and 1819 with further developments in c. 1863.
Receipts from cabinet maker Andrew Lenehan (1815-1886) show that the chair was a part of a larger collection of items brought to Australia by Edwin Rouse in 1855.
The Rouse Hill homestead and estate are now managed by Sydney Living Museums and open to the public.
The overall structural condition was fairly stable with the following concerns:
The condition of the upholstery was poor:
ICS furniture and textile teams carried out treatment including;
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