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Kitchen Sink

1998.669 (RS23538)

Description

Walnut and oak sink unit fixed to kitchen wall. Vertical board and batten throughout. Curved sides create a semi-circular or bowed shape. Consists of flat shelf with recessed rectangular sink of enameled tin. Two doors at front center open to reveal interior shelves and pipes. Splashboard section mounted to wall has curved crest and hooks to which utensils are hung.

Details

Label
Custom-made by a local shipwright, this sink was commissioned by Captain Tucker for his new bride Mollie so that she would not have to go outside to a well to get water for cooking and cleaning. Even though the Tuckers were wealthy and could afford a few servants, Mollie had numerous responsibilities and chores to take care of in this large home.
Maker
Colby, William (Maker)
Date
1858-1865
Location of origin
ME, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
oak (wood)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Building Components; Plumbing & Drainage Elements
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Fixture, Plumbing
oak (wood)
Sink
sinks (fixtures)
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
65 1/2 x 98 x 26 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.669
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19289

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