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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I'm pretty sure this is a Victorian washstand? I found this piece out for trash in front of one of the old homes in Newtown, PA last May. I was shocked that people who live in an actual old home--I think the house dates around 1830, but can't swear to it--would just throw nice old furniture away! It had fallen apart a little, the joints were dry and had just loosened and came apart, wasn't actually "broken"., It was easy enough to just put it back together. It had a red candle wax stain and a white ring on the top, and the harp or whatever you call it that held the towel bar was missing, but overall the finish was very nice, I just cleaned it up and waxed it, and it's exactly what I wanted as a nightstand!

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      What a beautiful piece!!
    2. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      Nice Piece Love OAK!!!! Stuff they make now they put it out by the road "Free"
      First rainstorm it melts into the sidewalk!!!! Now that's JUNK!!!
    3. Tinkerton, 3 years ago
      I thought so, I can't believe someone would just throw it away. I'm just glad I spotted it in time! It was trash day, and I was on foot, so I hustled back to get my car, and just in the nick of time, the trash truck was on it's way! It haunts me sometimes, thinking about the treasures that go in the trash...
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      I have one very similar, except mine doesn't have the pediment bottom or legs with castors. Unfortunately, mine wasn't free:>)
    5. Golgatha Golgatha, 3 years ago
      You're probably right. Could even be from the early 20th century. In its earlier days the door to the right would probably reveal a chamber pot ...
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Chamber pot is the European way of saying it, country folks here called it a thunder jug.
    7. Tinkerton, 3 years ago
      LOL! And I was picturing one of those lovely big pitcher and bowl sets in that cabinet!!!
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Tinkerton you are right usually there was a bowl ant pitcher down there. The thunder jug had a lid and was under the bed where it was close when needed. If you grew up with it you know right where everything went. No electric back then and no indoor plumbing so you made due. First time I saw a flush toilet I was amazed.

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