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Object ID # 1969.030.008
Object Name Washstand
Title Pinewood Washstand
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pine washstand with basin hole and a towel rack. This washstand has a towel rack mounted on it. The four turned legs have a base stretcher at the two shorter sides.
Provenance Used at "Bothwell's Manor", a 19th-century Victorian farm house owned by George Bothwell adn located on the north side of Highway 26 near Hatton's Corners [in the former Sydenham Township Grey County]. This location is just east of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Passed down to Gordon and Viola Bothwell.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Bothwell, George
Bothwell, Viola
Function A piece of hygienic furniture, used to support a wash basin so that members of a household could wash their hands and face or use the basin for a sponge bath. The basin would have to be manually filled with water, using a pitcher or kettle, and the used water would have to be carried out of the house and dumped.