Colonial Huon Pine and Blackwood Occasional Table
The top is a round of Tasmanian Huon Pine featuring
“Spattrie" work of native fern fronds.
Spattrie or Spatterwork required a high degree of artistic skill.
The collecting of ferns during the late nineteenth century was a popular pastime both in England and in the colonies.
The legs are Tasmanian Blackwood.
Nineteenth Century patina.