Launceston  |  Tasmania  |  Australia


Handcrafted  Furniture and Fine Art Gallery



1842 occupies one of Launceston’s oldest commercial buildings on the corner of St John and Cimitiere Streets in the CBD.

From our inner-city showroom, we retail fine hand-made furniture, contemporary art by Tasmania’s finest artists, and art nouveau and art deco antiques.

Our retail showroom is in the original Counting House of Johnstone and Wilmot’s wholesale grocery business, while the fine furniture workshop and exhibition space are in the unusual warehouse building, considered architecturally unique in Australia.

The artisans of 1842 make fine, hand-crafted studio furniture, mainly from Tasmanian timbers such as Huon Pine, Myrtle, Blackwood and Black Heart Sassafras, as well as Murray River Red Gum.

1842 is also the starting point for Launceston Historic Walks.

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