This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance in 1597. A slender tall cabinet, the upper and lower parts of which are provided with doors, which holds various necessary objects, while the center takes the form of a niche. Inside the niche hangs a metal water-reservoir with a lid and a drain. It also includes metal wrought-iron towel-holders.
Meyer, Franz Sales Handbook of Ornament (New York, NY: The Bruno Hessling Company, 1904)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman