View Retrospect 27 Inch Washstand From early 1920s to about 1926 you see the rounded rectangle sinks on pedestals Circular bases only. By 1927-1930 the rage was the squared corners and square bases. Of course, they are still a little rounded, but more of the octagonal designs and edges. This is more like some of American Standard’s other pieces. By the 1930s depression era you got similar ones to what we see from Am. Std. — a sink that is stuck to the wall, but supported by chrome legs.