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Washstand by Edward Foxhall Senior (fl.1790-d.1815), London, 1808, mahogany with brass knobs, XF107, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly

Washstand by Edward Foxhall Senior (fl.1790-d.1815), London, 1808

Mahogany with brass knobs

Height: 86 cm
Width: 53.5cm
Depth: 35cm

Museum number: XF107

Curatorial note

With plain gallery; large central circular hole for basin (missing) and two small circular holes in the two back corners for cups (now missing); open on four sides below with four plain tapering legs; a pull-out shelf with two replacement brass knobs.

On 18 July 1808 Soane paid Foxhall and Co. £1.10.0 ‘For a mahogny square bason stand & glass cups’,1 which seems to be this piece.

In 1837 (Furniture and Fittings inventory) this washstand was in the large front attic of No. 13.

1 SM Archive bill 16/6.

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk