|Object ID #||1969.030.008|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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.
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|
|Found||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|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.|