A JOSEPH SLY AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL CEDAR CHIFFONIER, NSW, CIRCA 1845
Joseph Sly (1802 - 1887) was born in London and arrived in Sydney in 1834 and started his furniture business in Pitt Street in 1835, he retired in 1861. Joseph Sly is recorded as having provided furniture to a number of prominent colonial families including James and William Macarthur at Camden Park NSW and Dr Bowman at Lyndhurst, Glebe.
Reference: Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1938 by Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson for more information, mark. and similar pieces
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