The 'Narcissus' washstand, also known as the 'Tower House' washstand.

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.

The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3XD
01234 718618

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 2pm – 5pm Closed Good Friday and Christmas

Back to top