During the 18th and 19th centuries, indoor plumbing was a rarity. To maintain basic hygiene, dry sinks were considered a kitchen and washroom essential. The construction of dry sinks was simple, typically involving a hardwood cabinet with a basin on top. Available in the upcoming Country Americana & Decorative Arts Auction, presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, is an American dry sink from the 19th century. This piece features two bowfront dovetailed drawers above double doors.
Beyond furniture, the sale also offers over 50 lots of fine art. Leading these is a painting by Alister Austen Deans, titled Mt. Sinclair & Mesopotamia Downs. A New Zealand painter, Deans is known for his landscapes and his combat work during the Second World War. The available piece shows the mountain in the background in blue, brown, and yellow hues. A Caucasian rug is also available. These rugs are best known for their bold geometric and tribal designs in primary colors. Explore the full catalog for this auction and register to bid on Invaluable.
# of Lots:423
Price Range:$25 - $9,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ohio Miniature Decorated Blanket Chest||
|Ohio Shoe Repair Sign||
|Mt. Sinclair... By Alister Austen Deans (New Zealand, 1915-2011)||
|Four Pieces Of Sterling Silver||
|American Bird Carving||
- Decorative Arts
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Fine Art
- Lamps, Lighting & Candlesticks
- Rugs & Carpets
- Silver & Vertu
- Alister Austen Deans
- Dry Sink
- Queen Anne
- Staffordshire porcelain
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