ARMCHAIR C. 1870, CHINESE CABINET MAKER, TERRINALLUM STATION, DARLINGTON, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIAN RED CEDAR, AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD, BONE, 100.8 X 65.4 X 53.5 CM. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GRANT 1989 – TAASA Review September 2019
Chinese factories sourced most manufacturing necessities from European Australians.
Timber for Chinese factories–Australian and NorthAmerican varieties for the most part–came almost entirely from European Australian timber dealers, and other materials such as glass, glue, nails, screws, marble and shellac also came from European Australian suppliers.
Most tools and machines were sourced from non-Chinese hardware and machine merchants, too, and many Chinese manufacturers outfitted factories with the latest technology from the late 19th century...