Each of the ten bedrooms at Mount Vernon were simply, but adequately furnished for the convenience of the family, friends, and admiring guests that came each year to visit George and Martha Washington. A dressing table or a wash stand, outfitted with a water basin, soap cup, and jug, allowed company to maintain a genteel appearance by washing their face and hands on a daily basis. More

Date

1790-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), tulip poplar (secondary)


Dimensions

Overall: 38 11/16 in. x 24 3/4 in. x 17 3/8 in. (98.27 cm x 62.87 cm x 44.15 cm)
Other (splashboard): 8 1/8 in. (20.65 cm)
Other (proper left side): 17 7/16 in. (44.3 cm)
Other (proper right side): 17 7/16 in. (44.3 cm)
Other (basin opening): 8 5/8 in. (21.92 cm)
Other (cup opening): 1 7/8 in. (4.78 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Mrs. Alexander Mitchell, Vice Regent for Wisconsin, 1924


Object Number

W-276


Colors


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