Washstand

Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
40 1/2 x 23 x 16 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; satinwood
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany and flame satinwood corner washstand, the bowed frame with one drawer and the cyma-curved scrolled apron are fronted with finely figured crotch satinwood, outsplayed legs connected by pierced stretchers centered by circular disc cup holder; original knob. A virtually identical washstand made by William Hook as a wedding present for his sister, Hannah, ca. 1808, is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in Randall, American Furniture, pl. 101.
Related objects: Book: Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Meriden, Conn.: Meriden Gravure Co., 1965), pl. 101. Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/washstand-44748 (accessed July 7, 2014).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 955, pl. P3719.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related William Hook washstand in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is object 39.557.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany corner washstand
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3719
Genre:
washstands (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1973
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr2 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10987463
PID:
digcoll:1025014