A tole peinte wall cistern
the polygonal vase-shaped reservoir with gadrooned lower body and waisted cover above a conforming drip-tray, the black ground heightened in gilt, the reservoir centred by a lyre and floral urn motif flanked by acanthus scrolls, French, first half 19th century
the reservoir -- 25in. (63.5cm.) high
the drip-tray -- 14½in. (36.8cm.) wide
See Colour Illustration (Plate 3)

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