Commode armchair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1770-1810

GUSN

GUSN-26107

Description

Country Chippendale armchair modified as a commode chair. Pierced vase shaped splat with no molding or chamfering. Shaped dished arm rests with curved supports. Seat rails and outer verical edges of Marlborough legs are molded. Plain crest rail. Very deep skirt with pattern of scrolls. Rear legs raked backward and chamfered under the rectangular "H" stretchers. Slip seat of pine with very early if not original upholstery. Front rail is separated and forms a handhold to lift seat. Interior is fitted with an oak frame with a circular turned lid which lifts to reveal pewter chamber pot. Pot has no marks. Form tapers to a footed base and sides have a series of incised rings as decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commode chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
oak (wood)
pewter (tin alloy)
Norway spruce (wood)
tin (metal)
Chippendale
Mahogany
Pine
Oak
Pewter
Chippendale
Chair, Potty

Associated Building

Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

38.5 x 22.313 x 20.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perry Dudley

Accession Number

1966.1310

Places

New Hampshire (United States)