This charming basin stand features classic Chesapeake design elements such as the "square-and-dash" inlay running across its middle shelf. Family tradition maintains that it originally belonged to Charles Carroll of Maryland, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. The juvenile signature of Carroll's daughter Mary on the underside of the drawer confirms it was used by the family in the late eighteenth century. More

Date

1775-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany, light and dark wood inlay (primary), tulip poplar (secondary), oak (braces), brass hardware


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 32 in. x 30 3/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (81.28 cm x 77.15 cm x 38.42 cm)


Credit

Gift of Governor John Lee Carroll, 1877


Object Number

H-239


Colors


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