Music Cabinet with silver plaque 'F. Laver from 'The Six' ' - 1912

Object Type
Domestic items/Furniture/Cabinet/Drawer
Domestic items/Furniture/Cabinet
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A five-drawer music/document cabinet with sterling silver presentation label affixed to the top. The front of each drawer is hinged so that as it is pulled out the front slides downwards allowing the documents [music] to be easily slipped out from the drawer. Each drawer has a brass handle. At the base of the cabinet, below the drawers is an open wood shelf.
The cabinet was presented to Frank Laver by six Australian cricketers who had refused to play with the 1912 English Tour squad because Laver had not been appointed the manager, a task which previously was undertaken by players. Now, it was undertaken with no player input by the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket. The six players, now known as the "Big Six", were the captain, Clem Hill, Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong, Tibby Cotter, Hanson Carter, and Vernon Ransford. A sterling silver plaque featuring the engraved signatures of the Six, features on the top of the cabinet. The inscription reads: 'Fr. Laver from "The Six"'. The cabinet is probably imported furniture, purchased from Buckley & Nunn, in 1912.
0 - Whole: H: 840 W: 525 D: 365mm (H: 33 1/16 W: 20 11/16 D: 14 3/8")
Date Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated by Frank Laver's daughter, Patricia, and son, Eric.



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