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2606 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

Portable embalming table, c.1900


This folding embalming table is made from painted canvas and oak. Most likely by Champion Chemical Co. This unique example has turned legs and a wood frame. Funerary services were often performed in the home so as to avoid moving the body over long distances without proper transportation. It allowed preparation and the funeral to take place at the home of the deceased.

It measures 27 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 22 1/8 and weighs 30 lbs.

American, c.1900.


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