England, c1750-60




The molded circular-shaped basin resting on three S-scroll legs above a above a triangular canted section enclosing two mahogany-lined drawers supported by three further S-scroll legs with circular dished under-tier below, resting on three dramatically stretched cabriole legs on pad feet


Note :

Of interest is that a piece of furniture especially designed for washing does not appear until the mid- 18th century.  Thomas Chippendale is the 3rd edition of the “Director” illustrates 3 models, entitled “Bason Stands”. 

Only one is shown on a single standard, the other on 4 legs. 

Thomas Sheraton later noted :

“...a circular tripod basin-stand is entirely novel and designed for a young lady to wash at”. 

The breadth of stance on the this basin stand is quite grand.  Also note the curved supports.


Provenance : Alfred Bullard, London and Philadelphia
Apter-Fredericks, Ltd., London

(Bearing labels for both ; with Apter-Fredericks receipt)


Condition : Excellent with nicks, scratches and minor water marks to the second tier, as expected with age and usage;

bearing an old refinish, probably Edwardian


Also excellent as a side table or stand, with a simple large plate or charger - as shown below


28.75” High x 22.5”: Wide (over the legs)







Side 1









Although intended for a deep basin, the stand also works quite well with a 9" plate,

or as above, a shallow bowl or dish

(Bow Porcelain Octagonal Molded 2-Quail Dish, in the Arita manner, c1755)



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Good George II Mahogany Basin (or Washing) Stand, England, c1750