19th Century Country French Fountain with Porcelain Reservoir & Basin

2005-912801 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

68H x 21.5W x 15D

Location: Baton Rouge

$1,850

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19th Century Country French Fountain with Porcelain Reservoir & Basin is a charming ode to a bygone era!  Back before hot & cold running water, it was desirable for family members and farm hands to have a place to wash up before coming inside for meals or at the end of the day.  Fountains like this allowed the placement of water and a basin for that purpose either just outside the door or just inside.  Over time the variations in materials and decorative aspects evolved.  This example features a solid oak cabinetry with backsplash, surface, and small cabinet below for towels and soap.  The hand-painted faience reservoir and basin are colorful and expressive, and invite one into the home with aplomb!
Circa early to mid-1800s
Measures overall 68H x 21.5W x 15D