Antique Johnson Brothers England Five-Piece Wash Stand Set Surfaces Privately owned by a Florida family for many years, an early 20th Century wash set manufactured by Johnson Brothers of England is now being offered for sale to the public.
News-Antique.com - Aug 03,2009 - Alford, Florida - August 3, 2009 -
Sue's Antique Wonderland - http://www.tias.com/stores/sawonderland/
A beautiful, five-piece wash set made by Johnson Brothers of England at the turn of the 20th Century is now being offered for sale to the public.
This Royal Semi-Porcelain wash set comes in soft, eye-appealing colors and designs. It has a warm, pale yellow background and is decorated with pastel-colored flowers, leaves, and scrolls, and has hand-finishing touches in gold. As with many of the wash sets that arise today, this five-piece set is short from being complete, but it consists of some of the scarcer, small pieces that were usually broken over the years from regular use. It is comprised of two pitchers: one very large--for washing, and one small--for drinking, a three-piece soap dish, a mug, and a chamber pot. Circulation of this Johnson Brothers set is 1900+. Johnson Brothers have been in business since 1883.
Wash sets, aka "toilet sets", were an everyday part of life before indoor plumbing was invented. They were made up of pitchers and bowls, a soap dish, a shaving dish, a toothbrush holder, mug and chamber pot. Wash sets were made of porcelain, tin or graniteware, and were produced in England, France and Germany, and later in America. Wash sets stood on a wooden wash stand, or basin stand, in the corner of the bedroom. In the 18th Century, wash stands were simple and held only the pitcher and bowl. By the 19th Century, units became larger and heavier, with drawers in front, and a cupboard space below for the chamber pot.
You will find this Johnson Brothers wash set and hundreds of other antiques and collectibles online at Sue's Antique Wonderland on TIAS, at http://www.tias.com/stores/sawonderland
Sue's Antique Wonderland carries a wide variety of items. They offer fine porcelain and china, hand painted decorative display plates, art pottery, dolls and more. You will find pressed and pattern glass pieces, and art glass items from various makers such as Fenton, Viking, Northwood, and Imperial. And for the tea cup collector...a wide selection of fine quality tea cups and saucers with many popular names, including Royal Albert, Queen Anne, Paragon, Limoges, Bavaria, Occupied Japan, and many more! Tea cup sets are being added to the shop regularly, with dozens more to come, so check back often to see what's new, and if there's something in particular that you are looking for, but don't see....feel free to ask. It's possible that they just might have it!