A fantastic antique bentwood washstand by Fischel. David Fischel founded DG Fischel & Son in Neimes, Czechoslovakia making bentwood furniture when the original patent registered by Michael Thonet expired in 1871. His son has actually worked for Thonet and by 1913 the company had expanded to work in Vienna too.
This stunning rare washstand with original labels dates from around 1920 and is a rare piece. It has bentwood towel rails, sweeping legs and a undershelf. It has a modern enamel bowl which could be converted in to a sink or hand basin. This is perfect as a display piece or could be incorporated into a modern bathroom to add a burst of charcter to a modern space.
The bentwood has some movement with splits as is expected with age, but it is still strong and usable as an everyday piece of furniture. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.
Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.
63 cm width, 55 cm depth, 80 cm height
bowl hole diameter 33 cm.
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