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The Men Who Made The Celebrated Chairs - By Denis Lake

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The Men Who Made The Celebrated Chairs - Windsor-chair making in Tasmania. By Denis Lake.

This stunning hardcover edition is limited to 500 copies numbered and signed by the author Denis Lake. The book covers Windsor chair making in Tasmania in great detail accompanied by beautifully reproduced photographs from the early 1900's and incredible images and commentary on the lives of George Peddle and Harry Hearn. Covering George Peddle and Harry Hearn in Nabowla, the Peddle chair in public life, George's sawmills, the legend and the art of Windsor-chair making, this book will be on the wish list for anyone interested in chairs, Australian furniture and the history of woodworking in Australia.  

"Dennis Lake has to be commended for his sensitivity towards these men's lives, and for the lasting memorial to to their work which this book celebrates. It is too, a clear tribute to Lake himself, a contemporary craftsman who has recognised the enduring importance of the history of the Peddle Chairs and their makers in the development of Tasmanian culture." Dr Bernard D.Cotton FSA, Cirencester, England 2016.

 Produced entirely in Tasmania, printed by Pagunta Press Launceston. The book is expertly hardbound, covered in cloth and is a credit to all involved.

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