Cabinet; 1930s; XFH.354


Fyffe House



About this object

Kitchen cabinet; made from yellow painted wood and containing three bins for dry foodstuffs such as flour, which are hinged at the base and pull out at the top by handles. Each bin is made from metal biscuit tins. The bin on the left has paper on the left and right hand sides of the tin, with the text 'Hudson's Biscuits'. The middle bin exterior has the text 'Bruce's Biscuits'. The paper covering on the right bin is no longer extant.

This cabinet was made by members of the Low family, resident at Fyffe House from about the 1920s. The Lows lived a self-sufficient lifestyle; they kept hens, pigs, and cows, and these provided the family with their main source of income. Maud Low also had a large vegetable garden on a rise to the west of Fyffe House.

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

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tin; paper; wood


86 x 88.5 x 29.8cm

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Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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