Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 2, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Pine washstand made in Aultsville, 1867.

scan0022A pine washstand made by William Morrison in 1867.  “Work made complete to order.”  Scottish Ontario Labourer William M. Morrison was an Episcopal Medthodist, who died at age 77 years and four months, on October 21, 1891.  (1881 Census).

Curator’s really like this sort of artifact, as the markings not only provide the maker’s name but the date the item was constructed.

Fabricated with wooden dowels the table is 28 1/4 inches high to the table top.

Acquired at an auction in Osnabruck Centre for the museum in 2007.  On display in the kitchen of the museum.


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