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    Just wondering if anyone uses a vintage shaving stand like the one pictured? I think it would be really cool to have one in the bedroom and use it on lazy summer sunday afternoons...

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    Very handsome. I would need some surface area on which to sit my soap/brush & razor.

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    Wow! Although I'm a BIG fan of modern plumbing, I'm interested to know more about that piece.

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    I should say the shaving stand pictured isn't mine, it is or was for sale on the 'net. The photo isn't mine, either. It looks cool, though. There appears to be a little tray at the back for soaps, etc. I believe in times passed one would shave in one's room; of course the whole idea of a scuttle comes from not having hot water to hand. The jug and bowl weren't included in the sale; but were available separately. I like the candle stick holders and little towel racks. The legs are of a style called 'barley twist' I believe, or something like that. I have a sideboard in similar style. I guess it would be reasonably easy to make one, for those with the skills, esp if straight legs or turned legs were used. The bowls and jugs are quite readily available in antique shops in Australia, and the advantage would be that you could make the stand to suit the water set (I think that's what the jug and bowl are called), it may be harder to find a jug and bowl the right size to suit a stand that didn't come with a water set.

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    Here's mine ! Hope you like ! I like use it the Sunday morning. I love it !

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    Bushdoctor,

    I absolutely love that set up. It's something out of Charles Dickens. Or I can see Raphael Sabatini using it every morning as he wrote Scaramouch. Ah, yes, love that. Thanks for making my morning.

    And Carl, my good friend, thanks for bringing up the subject. I like the photo you show, too. All good stuff, gentlemen. Forget the fancy sinks and faucets. Bring on the real stuff — of long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Bushdoctor,

    I absolutely love that set up. It's something out of Charles Dickens. Or I can see Raphael Sabatini using it every morning as he wrote Scaramouch. Ah, yes, love that. Thanks for making my morning.

    And Carl, my good friend, thanks for bringing up the subject. I like the photo you show, too. All good stuff, gentlemen. Forget the fancy sinks and faucets. Bring on the real stuff — of long ago.

    Thank you Obie, is a pleasure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushdoctor View Post
    Here's mine ! Hope you like ! I like use it the Sunday morning. I love it !
    That is really, really beautiful. That is one of the nicest pieces of furniture I have every seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmaloschneider View Post
    That is really, really beautiful. That is one of the nicest pieces of furniture I have every seen!
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    those stands are really neat. that second one is amazing. the combo of what looks to be marble and metal really match the bowl and picher. and to have all the shaving gear on display is easy on the eyes. would the bowl be for washing face when done or what? i almost NEVER get my razor wet . it should help exstend the life of it by not getting rust under the scales by the pivot pin. those are my thoughts anyways. perfect example is that when my dad gave me my great grandfathers razor you could tell it had been used dry for a long time . there was alot of soap build up in the small dimples of the scales and once i got it wet to give it a good scrub down the smell of soap that had been on that razor ,locked in a box for the last 50 years sprang to life. great thread here fellers.

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