The Queensland Terrace is a room of delightful surprise, adopting the miscreant logic of being both outdoors and a precious cabinet for treasures and memories. It houses a fragile domestic cargo of china teacups that evokes memories of places, people and occasions throughout the state. The collection speaks of the humble collective ritual of tea-taking while simultaneously being reflected, multiplied, fractured and glorified in kaleidoscopic patterns over the glamorously mirrored ceiling.
View State Library's Tea Time photograph collection on Flickr.
Learn more about four vintage tea cups and saucers and one plate featuring images of Queensland locations, found in the State Library collection.
A matching-pair of vintage retro cups and saucers decorated with an image featuring the Town Hall viewed from Sandgate Memorial Park.