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Portable washstand

Description

Portable washstand. Top folds open from center to reveal large hole to hold wash basin and two smaller holes for other vessels. Front cabinet door inlaid with swag and pendants; outline of door and tapered legs also inlaid. Brass handles with oval escutchions on each side for portability.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Probably
Location of origin
United States, New England
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Stand, Floor
Washstand
washstands
Dimensions
32 1/4 x 15 x 15 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.382
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
305648

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