$865 Marble top wash stand #CAMT205
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Height 30 1/2"
Depth 18 1/2"
This is probably one of the earliest washstands we have seen. wider than usual and the most thoughtfully designed. It is Danish, c.1860-90. All dovetailed as you will see in the photos. The wooden back was shaved to thin it along the edges so it could be slid down into the sides. This is only seen in earlier pieces.
There are cabriole legs in all four corners - extremely long and graceful. The corners are not only rounded, but they are beveled into columns that are round. Original porcelain hardware.
The marble top is Italian marble. You can see some little holes along the sides and back edge that have been filled in. When first made, there was a shelf attached to this marble, but probably along the way it got broken as they often did and someone filled in the dowel connecting holes.
The flower urn applique was handsomely hand carved. Dovetailed smooth sliding drawer.
It looks like whoever first removed the original paint applied a coat of clear wax. We can rewax for you or paint with oil paint.
Excellent condition, strong and sturdy.
Shipping of marble...we are very reluctant to ship marble, please call us to discuss.
Do you live more than an hour from us? We ship to the continguous 48 states and larger cities in Canada - please email us with your delivery address and I will get you a trucking quote. Marble topped cabinets...can only be shipped along with other pieces in an order by private trucker - we can't ship these pieces by UPS or Fedex.