German Cabinetmakers and Their Australian Heritage
A collector of colonial decorative arts, Dr Jim Bertouch first discovered Barossa furniture made in a distinctively Germanic style from Australian timbers when he lived in SA in the 1980s. His presentation illustrates the timbers, construction methods and traditional finishes of the style through the objects and stories of well-known Barossa makers like Launer, Graetz and the Schaedels, and also includes pieces made by German-born cabinetmakers from other states. President of the Australiana Society, Dr Bertouch advocates a museum in SA to house a dedicated collection of Germanic furniture and decorative arts to acknowledge their unique contribution and heritage.
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