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What is this?

A bidet is seen in isometric projection and in elevation. Below, a washstand, with drawer extended, which from the other side appears as bookcase with bookstand and reading (argon) lamp.

This is a drawing from Germany. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1911. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

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Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper

Its dimensions are

36.6 x 30.2 cm (14 7/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and donated by Advisory Council

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Bidet and Reading Washstand, ca. 1805 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 May 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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