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An unusual 1830s settee

Curator Justine Olsen tells the story of a settee made during early European settlement in New Zealand

An unusual 1830s settee
<P>This settee is on display from 22 August 2014 in the exhibition <EM>Framing the View</EM>.</P> <P>This recording was created for the <EM>Ng&#257; Toi</EM> | <EM>Arts Te Papa</EM> audio guide, spring 2014.</P> <P><EM>Dawn chorus with bellbird/korimako in the foreground</EM>. Department of Conservation. Crown copyright, CC BY 3.0 NZ</P>

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Unknown, Settee, circa 1830, totara,
Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds.
Full object info is available on