Walking sticks or (dare I say it?) umbrellas could be stored here, by the door.
I thought of Serenata when I saw this - there was a Singer underneath, but I never checked the type...
In the main bathroom was a charming, but not matching, pitcher and wash bowl.
I thought the wash bowl would have looked good in my own collection!
Than handpainted violets on the pitcher were rather more special, really.