Antique Belgian Bluestone Farmhouse Sink/Trough - PS23

$ 2,200.00

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Provenance: Antwerp, Belgium

Circa: 18th Century

Material:  Hand-carved Belgian Bluestone

Dimensions:  22 1/2" wide x 31 1/2" long x 12" high x 9" deep

Weight of basin: 460 pounds

If you're looking for an historic showpiece - this sink would be it.  This antique Belgian bluestone sink showcases the talent of the stone mason who carved it.  The interior basin has an incredible hand-hammered texture - where the mason had to use force to carve out the interior of the trough.  Notice the hand-chiseled rim of short striated marks that was done to even out the rim of the trough.  Longer striation marks stretch down the sides to form the trough into a rectangular oblong shape.  Was he trying to make it look more elegant?  The bottom interior of the basin has the original mortar applied to continue it's use - knowing the effort and capability this basin still delivered.  And finally - the original hand-forged wrought iron circular hook that was used to keep horses secure as they drank fresh water from the trough offers incredible contrast of materials: stone + metal.  A rare and beautiful find.

Recommended Sealer after Installation:  Akemi Stain Repellent Nano Effect for French Limestone and Belgian Bluestone Flooring 

Cleaning and Maintenance: Clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.    

Disclaimer - these artisan, antique focal point, stone basin sinks are not install ready.  A qualified plumber/artisan will need to add the proper drain and overflow holes.