Published by Icarus Publishing, Auckland New Zealand
Extract from back cover of book:
Anton Seuffert is one of the great enigmas of the New Zealand colonial furniture-manufacturing era. This son of a Bohemian woodworker has created an aura and intrigue around his work that continues to gather momentum 130 years after his death. While significant examples of his craftsmanship remain, and more continue to be discovered, almost nothing of the man or his motivations are known.
No images of Anton exist, no diaries remain, and the few details known of his personality are limited to small reminiscences passed down by long-gone descendants.
What is known is that Anton and his three sons William, Albert and Carl, are without question New Zealand's greatest ever cabinetmakers. In terms of both volume and quality, their work remains unique and unparalleled.
Chapter One: European Origins
Chapter Two: New Zealand Family
Chapter Three: Anton Seuffert
Chapter Four: William (Bill) Seuffert
Chapter Five: Albert Seuffert
Chapter Six: Charles (Carl) Antonis Seuffert
Seven: The Marquetry Catalogue
Chapter Eight: Summary