19 September 2014
No one knows where the box or the stuff within, religious in theme, came from.
The boys from Seasonal Concepts bought it at an auction with no background details.
It just spoke to them, so they put their hand up.
The wax hands that hold the sets of rosary beads are all too realistic and really remind us
of the wonderful Australian sculptor Ron Mueck.
Its likely that the box was a part of Cahill’s Matador restaurant,
which was located in the CBD of Sydney in the 1940s and 1950s.
The Cahill restaurants were the first restaurant chain in Australia.
And these supplied anyone growing up in Sydney in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s with
their first ‘going out’ experience.
Whatever the back story for this box and the collection within is,
it is just a great thing or things.