Grain painting, an art lost but remains ever beautiful in this 19th century (ca. 1820-40) Grain Painted Sheraton Washstand with hand painted, brushed gold stenciling of fruit bowl, leaves and flowers on backsplash. Gold line also trims bowl opening and follows shape of washstand on the front. It is quite nicely done. The washstand measures 35 6/8 inches high at back by 28 ¼ inches at front. Sides measure 32 ¼ inches high at side backsplashes. Bowl opening is 8 6/8 inches in diameter. The color is a deep dark Chinese red and mahogany brown color. There are several tones of color within. It is heavily grained by a skilled hand and quite impressive. Washstand is 16 ½ inches wide by 14 ½ inches deep; the shelf opening with drawer below measures 12 inches high, large enough opening to place water pitcher on the shelf. This is an exceptional example of grain painting. We found the washstand in far north Maine, well above Augusta. It was worth the ride. The washstand is in good age-related condition with what I consider to be mild wear from use and age. It’s solid, very sturdy, and will create a very nice look when set in a corner of a bedroom with bowl of flowers set inside the round. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
19th Century Maine Grain Painted and Stenciled Sheraton Washstand