This Toilet-stand clock-case was made during the German Renaissance. Made of various colored wood, it was a slender tall cabinet where the upper and lower parts included doors, which holds various necessary objects. The center takes the form of a niche and 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