Bedside Cabinet, Oak; George Moir & Sons Ltd; 1930-1940; WY.0000.1483


Bedside Cabinet, Oak

About this object

This is a 1930s right bedside oak cabinet. It has no shelf inside, and was likely used to store a chamber pot in. Note the detailing of the art deco motif at the top of the door and the bone handle.

The cabinet was made by George Moir & Sons Ltd, a furniture company once based on Tay Street Invercargill. Interestingly, Ivan Bulling, son of Glenham Storekeepers Alex and Lucy Bulling, undertook his cabinet making apprenticeship with the firm at the beginning of World War Two. Not long after returning from his service in Italy, Ivan, and his wife Betty, establish the Ivan Bulling Furniture and Interior Design Store in Invercargill. Ivan had a workshop in Otatara, and today his sons run the family business which is currently located on Tay Street not too far from where George Moir & Sons once was.


George Moir & Sons Ltd

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Invercargill

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood, oak
organic, processed material, animal, bone
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron? copper alloy, brass?

Inscription and Marks

Sticker on back at top: 'George Moir & Sons Ltd
33 Tay St - Invercargill'


h 535 mm x w 360 mm x d 270 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

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