The Seuffert Legacy
New Zealand Colonial Master Craftsmen
The craft of Anton Seuffert & his sons William, Albert & Carl

by Brian Peet

Hardcover
195 x 260mm
208pp

Published by Icarus Publishing, Auckland New Zealand

R.R.P.$85.00

ISBN 978-0-473-12612-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

Anton Seuffert is one of the great enigmas of the New Zealand colonial furniture-manufacturing era. This son of a Bohemian woodworker has created an aura and intrigue around his work that continues to gather momentum 130 years after his death. While significant examples of his craftsmanship remain, and more continue to be discovered, almost nothing of the man or his motivations are known.

No images of Anton exist, no diaries remain, and the few details known of his personality are limited to small reminiscences passed down by long-gone descendants.

What is known is that Anton and his three sons William, Albert and Carl, are without question New Zealand's greatest ever cabinetmakers. In terms of both volume and quality, their work remains unique and unparalleled.

Photos: Colour

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter One: European Origins

Chapter Two: New Zealand Family

Chapter Three: Anton Seuffert

Chapter Four: William (Bill) Seuffert

Chapter Five: Albert Seuffert

Chapter Six: Charles (Carl) Antonis Seuffert

Chapter Seven: The Marquetry Catalogue
Credenze Sideboard
Louis XV Escritoire Cabinets
Selwyn Presentations
Tables
Boxes
- Fern Boxes
- Jewellery and Handkerchief Boxes
- Smaller Jewellery Boxes
- Glove Boxes
- Picture and Picture Frames
- Fern Albums
- Miscellaneous Pieces
- Awaiting Discovery

Chapter Eight: Summary

Appendix
- Ferdinand Anton Nicolaus Teutenberg
Restorer's Notes
- William Cottrell
- Detlef Klein
Von Haast Translations
New Zealand Native Timbers

Seuffert Family Tree
Bibliography
Index