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The Larkworthy Table - made from New Zealand woods, and inlaid with 37 species of New Zealand ferns. Table was exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886 Featured Kew at Work Image

The Larkworthy Table - made from New Zealand woods, and inlaid with 37 species of New Zealand ferns. Table was exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886

fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22
The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum). Fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22

© RBG KEW

'A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake...' Featured Kew at Work Image

'A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake...'

Engraving on paper, 'A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake, the Green House & the Temple of Arethusa, in the Royal Gardens at Kew'. The print features the Palace, also known as 'The White House', home of King George III; also visible in the distance is the Orangery. The Swan Boat was made on the occasion of the Prince of Wales's 17th birthday in 1755. Designed by John Rich, the manager of Covent Garden, its neck and head reached 18 feet, and the boat could hold 10 people

© RBG KEW