April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 22
 
Lot 22 - Federal mahogany wash basin stand

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Federal mahogany wash basin stand
circa 1815

Rectangular top with backsplash and galleries, medial shelf with drawer, turned legs.

H: 36 in. W: 16 3/4 in. D: 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Acquired by Nancy Wade Marsh Halsted (Mrs. Nathaniel Norris Halsted), Vice Regent for New Jersey (1868-1891), and presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1885.

Sold for $688
Estimated at $150 - $250


 

Rectangular top with backsplash and galleries, medial shelf with drawer, turned legs.

H: 36 in. W: 16 3/4 in. D: 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Acquired by Nancy Wade Marsh Halsted (Mrs. Nathaniel Norris Halsted), Vice Regent for New Jersey (1868-1891), and presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1885.

Nancy Wade Marsh Halsted (1816-1891)
Nancy Wade Marsh Halsted of Newark, New Jersey served as Vice Regent for New Jersey from 1868 to 1891 and was the wife of merchant Nathaniel Norris Halsted, who served as a Union General during the Civil War. Husband and wife were both philanthropists, and Mrs. Halsted was a founder of Knox Presbyterian Church in Newark and Mr. Halsted donated funds for Princeton's astronomical observatory, which bears his name.

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