1842’s primary business is the making and sale of fine, hand-crafted furniture in its own on-site workshop. 1842’s artisans will also make fine furniture commissions to order using Tasmania’s rare and beautiful timbers.
1842 is also Launceston’s largest commercial art gallery and specialises in fine and decorative arts, fine hand-crafted furniture and genuine 20th Century design objects – especially art nouveau, art deco and modernist decorative arts. 1842 represents many of Tasmania’s best artists with continuous exhibitions of work by contemporary artists John Butler, Tony Ryan, Julia Rogers, Zhang Dawo, Gay Hutton, Helen How, John Gill, Craig Williams, John Morrison and Philippa Bromson. 1842 also has an extensive collection of genuine art deco, art nouveau and modernist metalware, clocks and objet d’art.
1842 is located in one of Launceston’s oldest historic buildings and is the start point for Launceston Historic Walks’ daily guided walking tour of old Launceston.
1842 is part of the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme that offers Australian residents interest-free loans to purchase artworks by contemporary Tasmanian artists. Ask the gallery for details or visit www.collect-art.com.au for more information.