The Chinoiserie Cabinet

  •  Geoff pointing out a finer detail during his demonstration/talk
  • Author Meg Heggen  talking about her book on Geoff

The amazing new Cabinet from the maker of the Hannah Cabinet is now on display and available for purchase at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

The Chinoiserie Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s homage to the Chinoiserie Style of furniture design that he studied Paris and London while on his Churchill Fellowship in the 1980s and features 12 timber species, 9 stone varieties, 23 carat gold leaf gilding and a myriad of oriental hidden chambers, panels and pockets of mystery.

After 2000 hours of work, the latest cabinet had its official unveiling at the Lismore Regional Gallery in August 2016. It contains the incredible detail, master craftsmanship and multitude of drawers and compartments that have become the hallmark of Geoff’s cabinets.

Now resident in the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, the Chinoiserie Cabinet together with an earlier Art Deco design Cabinet/Chest of Drawers made from African Wenge timber sitting on four solid balls of Tamworth Rhodonite stone and are enjoying being available to the public for the first time since their unveiling. In fact ir is the first time the Art Deco Cabinet  has been seen by the public.

Sixty visitors and friends of the Gallery attended the launch of the Chinoiserie Cabinet in the Gallery on Thursday 25th May with Geoff Hannah in attendance to describe and demonstrate the wonders of his latest creation. Also in attendance was Meg Heggen talking about and re-launching her book Geoffrey Hannah: Never a less Likely Bloke with just under 500 pages on Geoff’s life, family and work, distilled from many hours of voice recordings by Geoff and interviews and research by Meg. Sub titled From Relinquished Child to Renaissance the book is available in the Gallery.

Monday 12 June 2017