Architectural ironwork. Verandah and balcony railings no. 562, p80 In: Stewart & Harley, "Sun" foundry illustrated catalogue: 1897 catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Architectural ironwork. Verandah and balcony railings no. 562, p80 In: Stewart & Harley, "Sun" foundry illustrated catalogue: 1897 catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Tiles.   Encaustic tiles [tessellated pavement] no. 284 [plate 9], Malkin Edge & Co. Patent Encaustic Tile Works Burslem: c 1885 catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Tiles. Encaustic tiles [tessellated pavement] no. 284 [plate 9], Malkin Edge & Co. Patent Encaustic Tile Works Burslem: c 1885 catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Circular centre table used as a firescreen, made by Kenneth McKenzie, c1900, various Australian timbers. Meroogal Collection, Historic Houses Trust of NSW [M86/237]. Photograph © Rob Little.

Circular centre table used as a firescreen, made by Kenneth McKenzie, c1900, various Australian timbers. Meroogal Collection, Historic Houses Trust of NSW [M86/237]. Photograph © Rob Little.

Art metalwork. Candle brackets, p101 In: Hart, Son, Peard & Co: October 1877 catalogue. From: HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Art metalwork. Candle brackets, p101 In: Hart, Son, Peard & Co: October 1877 catalogue. From: HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Wallpaper. Patent embossed flock paper, for wall, ceiling and other surface decoration, for use in its present state without painting over  no. 17795. In: William Woollams & Co., London, Patent embossed flock papers: ca.1881 sample book. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Wallpaper. Patent embossed flock paper, for wall, ceiling and other surface decoration, for use in its present state without painting over no. 17795. In: William Woollams & Co., London, Patent embossed flock papers: ca.1881 sample book. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Linoleum. Body cloth tapis [imitation mosaic]  no. 558, In: A. Hutchinson & Cie, Paris, Tapis linoleum: 1880s catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Linoleum. Body cloth tapis [imitation mosaic] no. 558, In: A. Hutchinson & Cie, Paris, Tapis linoleum: 1880s catalogue. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

'Fruit Vine', 1976-77. One of seven offcuts of Florence Broadhurst Wallpapers purchased in 1976-77 by an architect, some of which were to be used in his house in Croydon, Sydney. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.

'Fruit Vine', 1976-77. One of seven offcuts of Florence Broadhurst Wallpapers purchased in 1976-77 by an architect, some of which were to be used in his house in Croydon, Sydney. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.

Wallpaper, 1924. The Chinoiserie style, usually re-interpreted by English or other Western designers, was a popular wallpaper choice for Australians during the 1920s. Lanterns, temples, mountains, exotic birds and flowers were all incorporated into designs. Although these were often referred to as Chinoiserie, they were rarely accurate depictions of any period of Chinese art or design, often including Japanese or other fanciful 'Oriental' elements. Caroline Simpson Library & Research…

Wallpaper, 1924. The Chinoiserie style, usually re-interpreted by English or other Western designers, was a popular wallpaper choice for Australians during the 1920s. Lanterns, temples, mountains, exotic birds and flowers were all incorporated into designs. Although these were often referred to as Chinoiserie, they were rarely accurate depictions of any period of Chinese art or design, often including Japanese or other fanciful 'Oriental' elements. Caroline Simpson Library & Research…

Lighting. Design for yacht pendants ¼ full size no. P.5543 [plate 12], In: William McGeoch & Co Ltd, light fittings : original designs c1900. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

Lighting. Design for yacht pendants ¼ full size no. P.5543 [plate 12], In: William McGeoch & Co Ltd, light fittings : original designs c1900. From HHT Digital Trade Catalogues Collection.

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