Heady, Roger; Peters, G.N.; Evans, Philip
The Riley cabinet is a historically-significant piece of Australian furniture built by convict artisans in 1817-1820, only 30 years after colonisation of Australia began. The timber species used to make the cabinet were hitherto unknown. This paper describes the novel use of a truncated veterinary syringe needle as a minimally-invasive tool for obtaining very small wood-identification samples from the cabinet. We also describe how, using utmost economy of sample material, we identified the...[Show more]
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