Portable washstand

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1830

GUSN

GUSN-305648

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

Descriptive Terms

washstands
brass (alloy)
Stand, Floor
Washstand
Washstand

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States, New England

Dimensions

32 1/4 x 15 x 15 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.382

Date

1790-1830 (Probably)