This rustic washstand is perfect for anyone who loves primitives and decorating with a country look. Made primarily from walnut, the stand measures 39” tall, and 19” deep on both sides; it has a warm honey patina that can only come from years of handling. The legs are hand turned and are mortise and tenon jointed. The holes to hold the wash basin and other receptacles are hand-hewn – when you look at the holes, they are not perfectly round, which is so much fun! The hole on the right side of the stand must have had a lot of use because you can see slight water damage from the many times people washed up. There is a lot of oxidation on the underneath side of the piece. There is an age crack at the back lower shelf, but it doesn’t threaten the integrity of the piece, which stands very securely. The drawer has had the side pieces replaced, and there have been other repairs made to the wash stand over the last 200 years, but it is very sturdy and exudes lots of character. I just wish it could tell us what it has witnessed over time!
This would be a fabulous addition to your early Americana or primitive collection or to use around the house. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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Late 18th Early 19th Century Handmade Corner Washstand