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Name of Object:

The first postmaster's office in Tunis, 1892


Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Museum:

Musée des Postes, Télégraphes et Télécommunications


19th century

Type of object:

Woodwork; furniture

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, paint, gold leaf


The objects assembled in this room all date to the late 19th century and belong to a set of urban Tunisian furnishings. These articles were all part of Tunis' first municipal postmaster's office. They consist of four chairs and a bench in painted wood, centred around a two-layered desk, painted in a floral motif on a pale blue background. Behind, a shelving unit, painted in the same style. This furnishing set shows evidence of traditional Tunisian, Turkish and various European influences.

Citation of this web page:

Saloua Khadhar Zangar "The first postmaster's office in Tunis, 1892" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;tn;45;en&id=communication_and_transportation

Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 045