294 AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONTABLE W. H. ROCKE & Co. 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition writing table, fiddleback blackwood, huon pine and walnut. This fine table was displayed on the Rocke and Co. stand at the Great Exhibition in Melbourne, where the exhibit won a silver medal in the Victorian Section; this being the only remaining piece in private hands. The other pieces reside in the collections of the NGV and the Melbourne Museum. The Exhibition Jury report of the day stated “In The Victorian Court we found the exhibit of Messrs. W.H. Rocke & Co possessing such merit as examples of cabinet-making and upholstering as to warrant us in presenting it for the Emperor of Germany’s prize. ” The original top baize or oil cloth insert has been replaced at a later date with a fine burr walnut. 77cm high, 105cm wide, 50cm deep $30,000–35,000 294 55