Mahogany Wash Bowl Box

Mahogany Wash Bowl Box

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Reference

82046

A curious mahogany, small Wash Bowl Box with creamware bowl.

The main box has a secondary, tight fitting removable box inside it. This in turn houses the bowl which sits within a cut out to the interior. Why it was considered necessary to have a box within a box is unknown unless it was to afford the bowl greater protection. Both boxes are plain but good quality, as is the bowl which has a pleasing shape. The lids to both boxes are fixed with simple brass swing hooks, 2 to the outside box and 1 to the interior box. There is no doubt that this Wash Bowl Box was made for travel but we have not seen anything quite like it before. Early 19th Century.

Dimensions:

Height 18 cm / 7 332"
Width 33.5 cm / 13 316"
Depth 32 cm / 12 1932"
Period

Early 19th Century.

Medium

Mahogany, Pearlware

Country

England

Style

Campaign Furniture

Exhibitions
Clear The Decks
Condition

Good

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