Acquaio in Dining Room, La Pietra, Florence, Italy
An acuqaio, or lavabo, is an accessory found in dining rooms or in a nearby place. It is a permanent structure of stone built into the wall in the manner of a niche and provided with a bason and a tap whence issued running water. Ablutions could be made before and after meat and water could be drawn for the table. This is a fifteenth century design.
15th Century (1400 - 1499 CE) Renaissance
Eberlein, Harold Donaldson (1922). Villas of Florence and Tuscany, 32-33. New York: Architectural Record.