The 'Narcissus' washstand, also known as the 'Tower House' washstand.
The 'Narcissus' washstand by William Burges, 18651867
© The Higgins Bedford
- Wood,marble,gilt bronze,vellum,mother of pearl
- 145 x 78 x 54 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £240,435; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Auberon Waugh
Painted in red and gold and decorated with slips of illuminated vellum and mother-of-pearl. The theme was taken from Chaucer's 'Romaunt of the Rose'.
The artist, 15 Buckingham Street & later the Tower Museum, Melbury Road; Sir John Betejeman c.1940's, given by him to Evelyn Waugh; by descento Auberon Waugh.