Thursday, February 21, 2013

Council says $45,000 too steep for Samuel Clift table

From the Maitland Mercury report:
History or not Maitland City Council won’t be forking out $45,000 for a dinner table.
Councillors baulked at the price tag on the Emilio Zuccani crafted table that was almost certainly belonged to Samuel Clift, a pivotal man in the development of Maitland.
“I agree with the body of the report and I don’t think it fits council’s role to buy the table,” Cr Bob Geoghegan said at last night’s council meeting.
The dining suite was recently discovered by the Maitland City Heritage Group member Andrew Coates in a Southern Highlands antique shop.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 13, 2013.