Friday, February 15, 2013

The cost of a piece of Maitland history - $45,000

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland has the opportunity to recover a piece of furniture that could have been central to some of the city’s most historically interesting conversations, but at a whopping $45,000.
The dining suite belonged to Samuel Clift and took pride of place at the family’s residence Roseneath, on Day Street East Maitland, a recently restored Georgian residence.
The table and chairs were passed down from generation to generation and is believed to be the very same item for sale in an antique store in the Southern Highlands.
The Clifts were a large family of influential pastoralists in the northern districts of NSW.

Maitland City Heritage Group, a Maitland City Council committee, recently found the dining suite.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 11, 2013.