Toy wooden dining table with contents made by Mrs Johanna Harry Hillier, nee Gyles, circa 1929-1935, in which was stored toys made from MacRobertson's Max Mint wrappers of waxed paper, printed with a diamond shape in blue and orange with a background of red and blue zig-zag lines.

Mrs Hillier came to Australia from England in 1881. She was a milliner by trade and made a set of these toys for each of three grandchildren. She began by making the fans and then progressed to a variety of other toys. A set of 56 figures, pieces of furniture, costume and costume accessories was donated to Museums Victoria by one of her granddaughters.

Physical Description

Miniature wooden four legged table with items made of Max Mint confectionary wrappers glued on top of table. Parts: a tray with plaited and cut wrappers forming the border and pink satin fabric for the base; three cups and saucers, and a sugar bowl and tongs made of twisted and cut wrappers and glued to the tray; a basket with handle, inside lined with pink fabric and a white thread lace style insert; a doily made in a white thread lace style; an ornamental cup on base and stand with two handles containing balls of pink, yellow and green foil.

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