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Army & Navy Store Washstand


Maker: Army & Navy CSL

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Other Furniture

This Army and Navy Store washstand is of a conventional form with brass standards over steel rods. It has good shaped feet and a gallery to both the top and middle shelf, whereas most would only have one to the top shelf. This washstand is made of teak and so perhaps destined for a hot climate, although the Army and Navy Store did offer them in other woods, with or without bowls and with an oak packing tub.

The underside of the bottom shelf is stamped 'A&N.C.S.L. Makers' as well as with an 'E' and a small '3'. All three shelves are stamped with a '2'. The bottom shelf also has a hand written name in ink, which could possibly be 'Champain', although the last 3 or 4 letters are difficult to read. Despite this type of washstand not being unusual this one is a particularly good example of an item that was probably considered a standard piece of equipment for a Victorian officer to own. Late 19th century.

Size assembled is given.

  • Dimensions:
    H 89cm x W 70cm x D 51cm
    H 35" x W 27½" x D 20"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Teak & Brass
  • Country: England
  • Signed: A&N.C.S.L. Makers
  • Exhibition: The Portable Hamilton
  • Reference Number: 6176