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……