Antique Wash Stands
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19th Century Mahogany Antique Serving Table Wash Stand Dressing Table
19th century mahogany serving table, side table or dressing table with gallery to stop things falling off the back. This is very useful for all applications, but especially when used as a dressing table as it stops the mirror being pushed too far back. The beauty of this table is in the elegant lines and the deliberate lack of embellishment. There is no superfluous carving, no cockbeading and no gold trim. It is not the superficial things that make this table stand out from the rest, it the intrinsic qualities. It is the quality of the timber with the wonderful grain pattern, it is the mahogany drawer linings, is the the precision construction that means that the drawers run smoothly with no need for cock beading. This table has slender legs, a thin frieze and nice pair of handles. Who could ask for more.
English circa 1840
52cm / 20½" deep
108cm / 42½" wide
76cm / 30" high
85cm / 33½" high
George III Period 18th Century Mahogany Bedside Cupboard / Nightstand
18th century George III period antique mahogany bedside cupboard. This little antique pot cupboard has some lovely details, the ebony stringing has squares at the corners, the legs are turned to look like bamboo, as are the x frame stretchers.
There is also a turned platform on the stretchers, perhaps for a washing bowl. The mahogany chosen for this antique night stand is a really good cut of timber with an interesting grain pattern that is sometimes referred to as plum pudding mahogany.
George III circa 1790 £950
36cm / 14" deep
36cm / 14" wide
81cm / 32" high
Antique Pot Cupboard / Nightstand
Antique oak bedside cupboard or nightstand. This charming little cupboard is made of a wonderful cut of well figured oak which will look magnificent when the restorers have shone it with beeswax. The cupboard floor will be replaced with antique timber from our stores. Interesting that such a useful and restrained piece of furniture was designed and built over two hundred years ago.
English circa 1790 £680
46cm / 18" wide
39cm / 15½" wide
81cm / 32" high
Antique washstand made of a really good cut of Cuban mahogany. This useful side table is designed to have a bowl for washing in the centre, but it might be fun to find a way of plimbing it in with taps and drain etc for glamorous teeth cleaning or a posh wash. There are two drawers, one each side of the central dummy drawer. Handles are original turned mahogany. The timber is dry from years of not being looked after, once we have waxed it with bees wax it will be a wonderful rich colour again which can be achieved without totally repolishing. The timber and construction are consistant with that used by Gillow which makes this table well above the ordinary.
English circa 1810 £1,450
32" high to surface
Bedside cupboards with marble tops
Pair of antique bedside cupboards with marble tops. The timber is 'Birds Eye' maple, an expensive cut of veneer which has a three dimensional quality when it catches the light. The marble tops are a useful feature as they do not get ring marks when water glass is left on top all night like a polished top. English circa 1900 £2,800
19 1/2" wide
13 1/2" deep
Pot cupboard and washstand
Very interesting antique pot cupboard and washstand with lift up lid! Very unusual configuration, this must be one of the only ones of this period that works in this way - even though the lift up lid is the sort with which we are all now familiar. This piece looks very nice with flowers in the wash bowl circle in the top, or we can put a glass top on it so it can be used as a lamp table, wine table, or bed side table. This washstand is made of really good quality Cuban mahogany and is in superb all original condition. It is George III period and dates from around 1770, height 27" and 17" deep by 17" wide £1,850
Secretaire wash stand
Exceptionally fine quality antique secretaire wash stand attributed to Gillow of Lancaster and London with writing slope in the top left drawer, gentleman's toilet section with fitted mirror to the top left section, the top right opening to reveal compartments for bowl, cup, jug etc, the whole piece made of the most wonderful cut of mahogany with the same timber used on the unfinished back of the washstand and even mahogany used for the drawer linings! English circa 1825, £4,800, measurements are 28" deep, 48" wide, 34" tall when closed