1930’s Piano stool

1930s Piano Stool

School holidays so no painting today, but a productive day nonetheless!

Introducing the original owner of our piano stool; Sister Mary Monica our lady of Delores (1888 – 1967). 

In 1932, when she was given the piano stool, she was teaching at St Brigid’s Convent School in Tunnack, Tasmania. The school was a two room weatherboard cottage with 70 students situated in remote farming land renowned for its heavy frosts.

She lived a subsistence life in a tiny convent with two other sisters. She is described as having great intellectual ability and was much loved by her students.

Is it possible to love a piece of furniture this much?? Amazing what a quick email to the local historical society then an afternoon on the internet can unveil.

Now to discover more about its maker! Anyone heard of Mr L G Jacobs of Parattah? Apparently he was a baker……


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Welcome to shed eleven

We’re a creative collaboration between sisters-in-law Jemma Wlasichuk and Fanny Clarsen.

shed eleven transforms and up-cycles furniture that would otherwise be overlooked or destined for landfill.

Our business educates and encourages you to do this yourself via our workshops, selling the eco-friendly Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and spreading the message on furniture repurposing and upcycling.

From our workshop on Sydney’s upper north shore, we’ve restored hundreds of pieces during our two years in business. Our artistic and technical skills led to us being invited to be the Annie Sloan Painters in Residence in 2018. 

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