Display case ( Melbourne International Exhibition)

Charles Beecham (b.Circa 1872, d.Circa 1902)
An impressive survivor from the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880–81, held in the Royal Exhibition Building, this display case is one of a set of three made by Charles Beecham’s Melbourne cabinetmaker firm. The large showcases held the displays of local ironmonger Edward Duckett (later Edward Duckett & Sons). After the exhibition the cases were installed in the Duckett showroom in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, remaining there until 1963 when the business closed and the cases, along with business records, came to the University of Melbourne.

Illustration in The Australasian Sketcher, 11 March , 1885.( MHM2012.142)
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0 - Whole
American walnut, walnut burl veneer, pine and other wood veneer, glass, brass, zinc and other metal, varnish and gilt
292 x 141 x 223 cm.
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Purchased by the University of Melbourne in 1962 from the Estate of P H Duckett
maker's mark ▫ on wood below glass on a longer side: 'C. BEECHAM/MAKER/23/POST OFFICE PLACE/MELBOURNE' ▫ 0 - Whole
inscriptions ▫ on wood below glass at front: ▫ 0 - Whole
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