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Early American Furnishings

A Late Federal Mahogany Washstand, Baltimore, c. 1820


a carved mahogany washstand; being a relatively common 19th Century form, the double reeded top edge, multiple ring turnings, abbreviated trumpet feet, and tapered “ridged” reeding of the stiles make this the quintessential Baltimore example; made of all figured solid mahogany with tulip poplar drawer construction; the overall quality, both of materials and craftsmanship, lends credence to a “shop of” John Needles attribution; no breaks or repairs; some wax in-fill to shrinkage checking of the highly figured top board; the brass knob is a replacement; dimensions: 29″ tall x 18 3/8″ wide x 17″ deep