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Drawing, Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Bidet and Reading Washstand, ca. 1805

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Biedermeier Bidet and Reading Washstand.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

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

It has the following markings

Watermark: Vander Ley (similar Heawood 1838)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Bidet and Reading Washstand, ca. 1805; Germany; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper; 36.6 x 30.2 cm (14 7/16 x 11 7/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-474

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