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Early Geo III Mahogany Shaving Stand

A Fine Early Geo III Chippendale period Mahogany Shaving Stand of superb quality, all the edges cockbeaded in solid ebony, the folding tops opening to turned wooden soap cups, brass basin (a very rare survival) and rising mirror, with tambour cupboard and drawer below, quatrefoil pierced stretcher and bottle ring.  As good an example of this form that you will find and evidently from a London workshop, the use of ebony cockbeading can be associated with the eminent firm of Ince & Mayhew whose 'Universal System of Household Furniture' was published in 1762.  Interestingly the brass bowl is raised from sheet metal with a cast & applied foot ring.  A rare departure from the ceramic bowls universally found.  This quality of bedroom furniture would have been made for an important house and client

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