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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18172169/ |title=Drawing, "Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Bidet and Reading Washstand", ca. 1805 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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