SOLD - Side Table - Bidet

posted 23 Apr 2009, 01:33 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 4 May 2009, 20:48 ]
Mahogany 4 legged bidet with fitted cover. From approximately 1840, French. 

Good colour and patination and would make a interesting side table as the cover hides all traces of the furniture's intended use. It is missing the porcelain basin.
For those who are too polite to ask, the bidet was a French invention which was used as a cleaning receptacle for the genitalia etc before plumbing made regular showering commonplace as illustrated below.
Dimensions: 360mm wide x 520mm long x 480 mm high.
Price: $345. SOLD