Featured Not sure what I’ve bought, but I like it??

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Scott Gildea, Sep 12, 2023.

  1. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  2. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Don't refinish-don't.Unless you're a museum level expert restorer or forger,i'd leave it be aside from stabilizing it.
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I am curious about the lock on the door where i assume the slop jar/chamber pot would go? Why would that need a lock ? He didnt want people to see his poop ? :)
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  4. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    It may be that the “carcass” of the piece was adaptable to more than one function, ie a Beau Brummell AND a washstand, depending.

    We’ll, I’m glad to say I learned something today. I had never heard of a furniture piece called a Beau Brummell before.
  5. Scott Gildea

    Scott Gildea Member

    Couldn’t agree more. I’ve been blown away by the quantity and quality of information shared

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  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Is your intention to improve & sell? Or improve & use?

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  7. Scott Gildea

    Scott Gildea Member

    I’m conflicted with what to do with this now. Initially the plan was to re-purpose as a drinks cabinet with a small baize insert inside to use as a cards table. However…. Now I’ve been given this new information I feel a little uncomfortable doing anything to it or even using it and perhaps it would benefit from some form of professional restoration with a view to sell.
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  8. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    I was thinking a gramophone cabinet.
  9. pewter2

    pewter2 Well-Known Member

    What you have is a modified bedside cabinet which enclosed a potty and would have originally had cutout compartments for jug basin and 3 or 4 other accessories.incl a waste bowl . appears to be mahogany veneered on secondary timber cant detect but usually pine or oak (you decide) with cock beaded drawers and door...hardware appears to be original and in period c1790 to 1810
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  10. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't find that over here for $2500,let alone $25.Fascinating the old stuff kicking round over there-'Hey Mate,let's drop round the Tesco Express,there 'avin a sale on Georgian !'.
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  11. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

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  12. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    My first thought was wash stand with chamber pot that slides into bottom /
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  13. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Blimey-Napoleon's campaign privy ! I know several politicians who'd pay a pretty penny for this piece-nice coronation seat .
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  14. Sedona

    Sedona Well-Known Member

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