Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Baltimore Mahogany Washstand, c.1830


a figured mahogany, mahogany veneered, and marble washstand; white pine and mahogany secondary woods; the use of marble for the jar shelf and bottom tier is a rare variation on a common form; the scrolled ends to the gallery and the ring turnings over spherical feet are both strong Baltimore characteristics; the underside of the drawer is inscribe with partially legible writing including the words “….President St.…..”; a nearly identical example, without a marble inset in the bottom shelf, is in the collection of Hampton National Historic Site; dimensions: 32 ¾” tall x 25 ¾” wide x 22 ¾” deep