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Furnishings for H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester constructed by Ed. Rosenstengel, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 1934
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Photographer: Unidentified.

Place: Brisbane, Queensland; -27.46888, 153.022827.

Description: The royal bed room for H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. A lovely structure in the period, Louis XV, created and developed by Ed Rosenstengel. From an initial watercolour illustration by Wilfred Morden.

The furnishings includes carved wood pieces: a closet, bed, mirrored dressing table and stool, occasional chairs and a highboy.

Edmund Rosenstengel (1887-1962) was born in Toowoomba. He learnt his trade as a cabinet-maker apprenticed to the business of Rosenstengel & & Kleimeyer. He was later on to operate in Sydney, Auckland, Vancouver and Grand Rapids (U.S.A.), along with in England and Europe, prior to returning to Toowoomba in 1911.

In 1922 he pertained to Brisbane and commenced company on his own account in Fortitude Valley, where he was to stay up until his retirement in 1958. His work was differentiated by the use of Queensland timbers, especially Queensland maple and silky oak, together with elaborate sculpting and marquetry inlay.

His best understood public commissions include the invitation to furnish a bedroom at Government House, Brisbane, for the go to of the Duke of Gloucester in 1934, and a jewel case meant for the (then) Duchess of York. (Info taken from: K. Fahy and A. Simpson, Australian furniture: Pictorial history and dictionary 1788-1938, 1998.).

Rosenstengel operated out of facilities located at 524 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, from 1922 to 1958.

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