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GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Client Review Testimonials

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Prince and Princess of Wales’ Wedding Gift from the people of Queensland commissioned by the Queensland Government.  Gary Olsson was a tradesman on the Harvey Bros team who crafted a, Queensland Red Cedar Longcase Clock on behalf of the Queensland Government.

Prime Minister of Australia, (John Howard) Jet Interior – Touch up of polished surfaces in a maintenance program, contracted through Aviation Interiors.

High Court of Australia Judges –  High Court of Australia, Canberra – 22ct gold embossed Coat of Arms for upholstery leather on high backed arm chairs.

Governor of Tasmania – 22ct gold embossed leather desk inlays, as for various Members of Parliament and Ambassadors in Canberra.

National Liberal Party Brisbane Head Office – Harvey Bros style Wall Display Cabinet custom designed and made to showcase the National Party provenance silverware.

Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson – Queensland Government Executive Building, Executive Suite Furniture for the Premier’s Department – As one of the team, whilst employed at Harvey Bros –  Queensland Red Cedar Sideboard, Extension Table and Chairs.

Queensland Premier, Leader of the Opposition and Treasurer – Upon the opening of the new Treasury Casino – 3 Reproduction Early Queensland Treasury boxes, leather lined and gold embossed.

University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus custom designed Tasmanian Oak boardroom table.

Treasury Casino, Queensland Branch of the Master Builder’s Association of Australia, Redcliffe RSL and Boral boardroom table restoration and supply and fitting of new 22ct gold embossed leather inlay, complete with customised logos.  Embossed CC Logo for leather upholstered high back arm chairs at Treasury Casino.

Queensland Legislative Assembly and Parliament Buildings – through our association with FH Burns, Kevin Neilson and, in particular, our exceptionally talented, past upholsterer, Alastair McPherson, we are custodians of the original designs for the Queensland Coat of Arms, which sits above the Speaker’s Chair; the original yellow wood veneers used in the 1980s and the patterns and sample chair of the Members’ Parliamentary Offices.

Customs House  Modern Boardroom Table – reproduction table leaf

Ipswich Art Gallery and Museum – Conservation work carried out for the curator’s own private collection of furniture as well as restoration of antique and period museum furniture and museum display cases.  The curator of the Queensland Art Gallery has included all GN Olsson publications in its library.

Logan City Council Coat of Arms (E. Harvey) restoration

All Saints Anglican Church, Brisbane City, pew reproductions and restoration; The Reverend’s  residential dining suite restoration at St Mary’s Kangaroo Point,  St Augustine’s Anglican Church, round window frame restoration for new stained glass commissioned piece; custom designed lectern to exactly match carvings and mouldings in existing ecclesiastical furniture in the St David’s Anglican Church, Indooroopilly; Restoration of  Memorial Processional Cross and making of Stand for same at St John’s Anglican Church, Hendra.

A long continuous history of restoration work for most members of the Queensland Antique and Art Dealers’ Association.

Landsborough Museum commission to restore and conserve past Premier Sir Frank Nicklin’s Partners Desk, and replace missing gilded leather desk inlay.

Pine Rivers Shire Council original boardroom table restoration.  Museum of the Caboolture Historical Village

RSL House Museum – Restoration of ceremonial swords

Burke Shire Council Honour Boards restoration

NAB Architrave restoration and reproductions for heritage listed building

Dept Premier and Cabinet – Boardroom Table in the Cabinet Room of the Premier’s Executive Building – deconstruction for removal and safe keeping prior to reassembly.

Internationally renown interior designer, Leslie Walford, and GN Olsson co-designed a Solid Ebony Library in an original Spring Hill terrace house which was being utilised as a private corporations office complex.

Conservation of furniture (dating back as far as the 1689 -1684 William and Mary period) for Private Collectors and wholesale Antique Dealer;

Conservation and restoration of antiques for antique dealers

Custom, contemporary, biodesign reception, boardroom table and desks for full Spring Hill corporate office fit out.

John Calleija, (Calleija Jewellers Australia of Marina Mirage, Gold Coast) commissioned a custom designed presentation keepsake box for what is believed to be the world’s most expensive champagne glasses valued at $400 000.  These commissioned glasses are hand carved from quartz rock crystal, and are diamond encrusted and trimmed with rose and white gold.

Restoration and re-fitting of windows, doors, and fan lights from original Victorian era South American government building into a new heritage style commercial seaside accommodation and function centre in central Queensland.

St James College – Original school desk restoration

ANU Professor’s Leather desk inlay with 22ct gold tooling

Bespoke Breakfront LED Queensland Maple Honour Cabinet for Professor Strong, commissioned by the Queensland Health for the Princess Alexandra Hospital foyer.

RMC Corporate Boardroom Suite Restoration, including replica embossed leather seats and Deskware.

The Southport School heritage joinery restoration

Client Review Restoration
Some Past Private Commissions

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Reproduction cedar and huon pine furniture for the library and bedrooms and heritage style gates for new Georgian style estate in the Gold Coast hinterland

GN Olsson designed George III Gothic Style Breakfront Mahogany Bookcase for an original Spring Hill residence.  Multiple antique restoration commissions.

Bespoke Silky Oak Breakfront Showpiece Bookcase for the Library of c1886 Roseville House, New Farm.

Bespoke Silky Oak Breakfront Showpiece Bookcase

Ebony inlaid into flooring and ebony staircase handrail in Buderim award-winning residence.

Architectural award winning Bridgeman Downs residence fitted out with custom floor inlays and custom designed furniture in Queensland timbers.  Bedroom suite, formal dining suite, kitchen dining suite and hunting lodge furniture.

Architectural award winning Lake Kurwongbah property Queensland Maple Library and Cellar

Oak Jacobean style dining table and matching lounge suite’s occasional tables for New Farm residence.

Libraries of Distinction on rural and urban properties including Early Queenslander Silky Oak Breakfront Library, Early Queensland Hoop Pine Library, Classic Contemporary Mahogany Library for Montville home, and Regency style Mahogany Library for Pullenvale residence.

Superyacht Interiors and luxury vessels fitted out with 22ct gold embossed leather panelling and restoration of antiques.

Conservation of case and works of c1770 Single Handed Long Case Clock.

Leather Desk Inlays for Brisbane Private Hospital Medical Suite Dr

Grand Piano ex Hamilton Island Resort with associated provenance, full restoration

Bespoke Delft Fireplace commission

Fu Dog Architectural Statue restoration

Restored Louis Vuitton Travelling Trunk

Restoration of the English Channel Aviation Crossing clock

Omani Khanjar restoration

Cromwellian art restoration

Buddha restoration

Vintage camera restoration

Early 1900s Australian Wertheim Upright Piano

Fire and water damaged furniture for private clients

Early Australian furniture

Windmill full restoration

Steam engine full restoration

Brass bed restoration

Chippendale Bureau Bookcase

Early 1600s oak chest for private client.

$56000 USD  Boulle clock transport damage restoration

Penthouse furnished suite of boulle furniture restored for private client

Margate mansion furnished with antiques restored for private client

Art Nouveau restorations for private clients

Leather restoration

Singer sewing machines

Rocking horses

Sulky, Dray and Governess cart restoration

Antique restoration of furniture and other unique items.

Custom furniture


GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Client Review Testimonials