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Commode or Washstand

Object Number: 
1944.220
Date: 
1800-1815
Medium: 
Poplar, paint, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 75.6 x 47 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 
Poplar washstand painted olive-green with cream striping; rectangular form with two inner compartments, the upper one about half the height of the lower one; each compartment fronted by a door with painted rectangles with concave chamfers and brass snap lock, the upper door painted with tambourine and other musical instruments; sides with painted rectangles with concave chamfers and brass handles (not original); raised on four slightly vase-shaped turned legs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this washstand belonged to Mrs. Samuel McCulloh, maternal great-grandmother of Miss Isabel G. Dod.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elsie Dwight Alling, in memory of Samuel Bayard Dod, father of Isabel G. Dod
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group