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SAJE Americana
Sold to a private collector at the Chester County Historical Society Antiques Show
A Federal Washstand
Attributed to John Seymour (1738–1818)
Boston, Mass., circa 1800
Courtesy of SAJE Americana Antiques

This washstand has vibrant panels of bird's-eye veneer applied to white pine laminated backing, a construction technique employed by federal-era Boston cabinetmaker John Seymour. The panels are supported by a mahogany frame that rests on flared feet. There is a place for the washbowl and a small shelf for the cup. The elegance and quality of execution evident throughout the stand are hallmarks of the craftsmanship exhibited by Seymour.

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