late victorian unusual and rare mahogany ships washstand from commander's cabin of hms mohawk

Late Victorian unusual and rare mahogany ships washstand from commander's cabin of HMS MOHAWK.



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Late Victorian mahogany washstand from the Commander's cabin of the HMS Mohawk (marked to back). This ship was in military service 1890-1905 seeing much history during this time.
Crafted in solid mahogany with all original interior fittings. Top door folds down to reveal a brass lined lid with copper sink and bottle holders. A large copper reservoir and a water carrier are fitted in cupboard inside bottom door. These would have been used to deliver and empty washing water. All parts are fitted to stay in place while at sea, and it is unusual that they have not been separated, as they are beautiful and valuable in themselves.
The two knobs are brass having a beautiful patina, and there are two pierced cast brass vents to the sides.
The ship was a twin screw cruiser, 3rd class, with a complement of 172. She was armed with 6x6 inch guns, 8x3 pounders and 3 torpedo tubes. In 1890 she was based in Sheerness, having just been built, but later served on the South Atlantic, Mediterranean, Australian, China, and East Indies stations. Commander E.H. Bayly took command 04/08/91.
Size 49.5 inches high by 8.5 inches deep (closed), or 24 inches deep with sink open, by 22.5 inches wide.
Wonderful collectable item for the collector of marine antiques, or anyone with interest in unique pieces.
A rare piece of history in very good condition.
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