La Galerie de Nagambie is featuring historic artwork, crafts and antique treasures with the aim of attracting tourists to the town.RHIANNON GAVALAKIS February 10, 2014 4:10am
Antique crockery, ink wells and relics of yesteryear are waiting to be rediscovered at La Galerie de Nagambie.
In the front room of the 1873-built Colonial Bank building in Nagambie, the gallery features artwork, crafts and antique treasures — some pieces dating back to the 19th century.
Owners Hugh and Cathy Lawrence opened the doors of the business in December last year, with the aim of attracting tourists to the area.
‘‘The bypass was finished and we thought, ‘We need to do something for the town’,’’ Cathy said.
‘‘Nagambie is such a pretty village, we just love it and our building is so special, so we wanted to (celebrate) that as well.’’
The couple had already converted a majority of the building to a private residence, but with one room left to fix-up, they decided to make that space a gallery for others to enjoy.
With the location just across from the banks of Lake Nagambie, it was the perfect place for a new business.
Cathy said an extremely rare Victorian Royal Doulton Burslem self-pouring tea pot from the 1800s and a Japanese cup saucer and plate were just some of the treasures inside the gallery.
‘‘A lot of the pieces are very old, including Japanese bone china and hand-painted vases,’’ she said.
‘‘They are very beautiful for the pleasure of looking it, or as a gift for someone special.’’
Cathy said the pieces in the gallery captured a piece of history and character that you would not find in modern shops.
‘‘It is not only the dollar value, but the pieces have something else and everything is different and that is nice,’’ she said.
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