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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:American
Title:Wash stand
Date Made:mid 19th century
Type:Furniture
Materials:Pine with stain
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Overall 35 in x 17 5/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. Drawer. 14 in. x 13 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in.
Accession Number:  MH SK B.10.A.4.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE: Wash Stand. A mid 19th century bedroom wash stand in pine, stained cherry and varnished. Four posts, ring and long vase turned, square at the joints. Drawer below, dovetail construction, 14" x 13 1/4" x 2 1/2". Top has edge boards at the back and sides, sloping to the front, and a 10 inch hole cut out, into which to set the basin. These stands were common bedroom furnishings in 19th century American homes, and with their stoneware basins and water pitchers were used both for face and hand washing and for baths. Overall 35" x 17 5/8" x 16 1/8" Cat. 1/14/1937

Tags:
furniture; stands

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