In larger Georgian Houses men and women would have separate dressing rooms. Although this room is set out as a gentleman’s room it is more likely to have been shared. The objects in this room reflect the types of items that would have been used by a middle class gentleman.
The washing of the face, feet and hands was a daily ritual, while bathing one’s body was not. Baths may only have been taken a handful of times over the period of a year.
People would wash in basins. A portable hip-bath could be placed in the dressing room if they decided to bathe completely.
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