C4018 Column, stone specimen, polished Trachyte, quarried at Bowral, New South Wales, Australia, 1906. Click to enlarge.

Sample of polished Trachyte from Bowral, NSW, 1906

This is a sample of polished trachyte quarried in the New South Wales town of Bowral in 1906. Stone columns were collected and used by the Museum for two reasons: as stands for busts of famous people and as samples of native raw materials. The Museum tested stone and timber for use in buildings, furniture and decoration.

Ornamental stone is a category of dimension stone which is natural rock, generally quarried in blocks or slabs and sold in a variety of sizes and finishes depending on demand. ...

Summary

Object No.

C4018

Object Statement

Column, stone specimen, polished Trachyte, quarried at Bowral, New South Wales, Australia, 1906

Physical Description

Column, stone specimen, polished Trachyte, quarried at Bowral, New South Wales, Australia, 1906

Solid circular column of Trachyte, with a consistent diameter rising from the base to the top.

Marks

Painted on body of column 'Trachyte. / Bowral, N.S.W. / Messrs. Loveridge & Hudson, / Sydney, N.S.W'

Dimensions

Height

1363 mm

Width

306 mm

Depth

306 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1906

Acquisition Date

18 October 1906

Cite this Object

Harvard

Sample of polished Trachyte from Bowral, NSW, 1906 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 December 2018, <https://ma.as/216967>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/216967 |title=Sample of polished Trachyte from Bowral, NSW, 1906 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 December 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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