Wash stand

English (Sheffield)
about 1815
Roberts, Cadman & Co. (active in Sheffield, 1786-1826), Labeled Samuel Roberts, Jr. (Active by 1784, died in 1848)


Object Place: Europe, Sheffield, England

Dimensions

86.36 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number

1985.20a-c

Medium or Technique

Mahogany with gilt bronze; silver-plate; painted tin

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Wash Stand. Flattened cirulcar silver-plated bowl is decorated with gadrooning and three shell dishes applied to rim; bowl is supported on three dolphins with a tap below. Concave-sided triangular pedestal.

Inscription

INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on a plaque mounted on the base, "Roberts, Cadman, and Co."

Markings

MARKS: on bowl (check)

Provenance

By 1966, Ronald A. Lee, London (dealer); Arthur D. Leidesdorf (1918 -1991), New York; June 28, 1974, Arthur D. Leidesdorf sale, Sotheby and Co., London, lot 135, sold to Simon Redburn, London (dealer); 1974, purchased by Richard Milhender, Boston; March 7, 1985, sold to MFA by Curator's Choice, Ltd., Boston (accession date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund