Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Basin stand

Maker:
Attributed to William Hook (1777–1867)
Date:
1810–15
Geography:
Made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneer with white pine
Dimensions:
41 1/2 x 22 x 16 in. (105.4 x 55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.342
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729
The holes cut out of the top shelf of this basin stand were meant to hold a porcelain ewer and bowl. Water from the ewer was poured into the bowl for the purpose of washing or shaving. The William Hook attribution is based on the profile of the tapering turned feet.
H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]
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