Rare and wonderful: 1941 Standard brand Darlington Dressing Table — porcelain china bathroom side table

1941 Standard brand Darlington porcelain bathroom dressing table Our first woddity of 2021 and something I’ve never seen before: A vintage porcelain china bathroom side table made by Standard, aka the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company, dated 1941. Thanks to reader Karen for this wonderful tip, and to the ebay seller New York Salvage for permission to capture these photos of this rare item.

Standard brand Darlington dressing table

1941 Standard brand green bathroom sink and matching side tableThere is a matching sink. Both pieces are on their original chromed legs. Beautiful Ming Green color.

I cannot find this porcelain china bathroom table top in any easy accessible online catalogs. But, the sink looks like a Standard Chesterton:

1941 Standard Chesterton sink

Update from reader Wink: A catalog page was spotted identifying the table as a “Darlington dressing table.” Darling, indeed. Thank you, Wink!

Here’s what NY Salvage says about the set:

Nice hard to find ceramic jadeite green porcelain console sink with matching side table and chrome plated brass legs and towel bars. The set is marked Standard and is dated 1941. The porcelain shows normal wear, minor scratches and scuffs. The untested attached faucet and drain assembly did come out of a working system recently. The chrome legs and towel bars also show normal wear, minor scratches and scuffs, they would clean up nice and have a bright shine with a polish. The original wall brackets are also included. Very nice rare and complete sink set. Please take into consideration these old sinks are very hard to photograph, the small minor defects do not show up in the pictures but can be seen in person. Overall very good condition. Please look over the pictures and ask questions when needed. Thanks for looking.


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Measures approx.- 
Overall- 36″wide x 22 1/2″ front to back, with a 4″apron
Side Table – 30″wide x 18″front to back, with a 4″apron
Basin – 18 3/4″wide x 13 1/2″depth x 6 1/2″deep(4 1/2″fill height)
Faucet valves- 12″ apart  on center
Towel bars – 18″ 3/4″square
Legs are adjustable 26 1/4″ up to 28″, and have a 7/8″diameter

1941 Standard brand bathroom side table bottom sideThe bottom of the little table.  

1941 Standard brand green bathroom sink and matching side tableWhere to buy the set (buckle up, the seller knows these are rare and has priced accordingly):

  1. Wink says:

    Instagram’s @VintageBathroomLove account recently posted (Jan 18) a catalog page showing the Chesterton “lavatory” and matching Darlington “dressing table.” An item I’m never seen before, and now twice in two weeks!

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