Description
This chair belonged to one of Otago’s oldest pioneers, Antonio Joseph, who first arrived in Otago on the American whaler Favourite in 1847. Favourite was damaged in a collision with a whale and called at the Otago Heads, where there was a forge, for repairs. Three weeks later the ship was off again but returned in early March 1848. This time Antonio Joseph left the ship and began working as a coastal trader. He later settled at Taieri Mouth, where he resided until his death in 1913, in his 85th year. The origin and maker of the chair are unknown.
Measurements
930x400x530mm

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