|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?|
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|
|Dimensions||H-6.8 W-56 L-13.2 cm|
|Found||Brookeholm, Owen Sound and Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|