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Object ID # 1959.030.002ab
Object Name Rack, Towel
Title Roller Towel Holder
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1920
Made Van Dusen, Henry?
Place of Origin Ontario?
Description Two-piece wooden towel holder for a roll-style towel. It is made of brown finished maple wood.
No maker's identification is present. There is an oblong backboard that is one cm thick. On each end has been fastened a bracket holder for the roller. These extend 6.8 cm. On the inner left is a hole, on the right there is a slot, to accommodate the ends of the roller.
Provenance The last owner, Mr. George A. Ducker, reported that this item formerly belonged to Mr. Henry Vandusan [Van Dusan / Vandusen] of Owen Sound, Ontario. Henry Vandusen resided at Brooke (the northwest area of Owen Sound). He died on April 3, 1920 at the age of 83. He was a woodworker, so perhaps he made the piece.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Finish
Dimensions H-6.8 W-56 L-13.2 cm
Found Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Vandusen, Henry