English Wooden Bidet with Original basin

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English Wooden Bidet with Original basin

325.00

What interesting surprises those English hid in their furniture!  Who would guess that that lovely small mahogany table in a lady's chamber was actually a very functional bidet!

This Regency era / Neoclassical style mahogany wooden bidet makes a wonderful little side table in any room.  The legs are turned and tapered, and the top has aged with the colour fading more than on the base. There is a crack on the top - (see attached photo) which just adds to the story of this unique and so curious piece.  The original kidney shaped basin complete with the Wedgewood stamp set in the enclosed base.

A bit of history from Miller's Antiques:  

The Bidet was introduced in France in the early 18th century and designed mainly for women in order to enable washing of the nether regions.  Bidets were mainly used in France but some designs by Sheraton do still exist from the 18th century in England.

 

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  • Age:  English Antique circa: late 1800s
  • Condition:  Original chamber pot and mahogany lid.   Base and pan in excellent condition. Lid has some slight colour fading which a good french polish might improve. There is also a crack along the top of the lid (see attached photos).
  • Dimensions:  15" L x 22" W x 19" H
  • Viewing Available: Yes

 

Reminder:  Due to the originality of our items, there are NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES.  Please make certain you are happy with any listed or visual damage, and MEASURE before purchasing.