William Cottrell


Art History Ph.D.
Montana Reference & Anthology Award (2007)
Society of Authors Best Non-Fiction Award (2007)
Member NZ Conservator of Cultural Materials

Area of expertise:

Early NZ-made furniture, 19th-century design, cabinet making, manufacturing, domestic interiors, furniture retailing, image reproduction, printing, copyright infringement.

Furniture restorer, conservator, heritage building interiors.
Author: Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era 1830-1900 (2006); Patterns – Furniture Design & Meaning 1820-1920 (Nov 2024)


  • Expert witness
  • Heritage inventory preparation
  • Photographic research
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing


  • Heritage
  • Material culture