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Robert T. Carter

1843 – 1917

Robert Thomas Carter (1843–1917) was a leading Sydney cabinetmaker and furniture warehouseman, and later an antique dealer. Born in Sydney, he maintained a number of businesses from the mid 1860s in Jamieson Street and George Street. A number of pieces of his manufacture were exhibited at the Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition of 1870. At around the same time his partner, James Lawson, established an equally important furniture business. In 1891 Carter retired to his residence, Claines, at Darling Point, where he later died, leaving a large estate to his widow, two sons and five daughters.

Updated 2018