Commode

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-5415

Description

Mahogany and veneer case with bracket feet; molded apron supporting straight rectangular case; facade composed of coup d'oeil lower two door cabinet with string inlay around rectangular veneer; the two coup d'oeil drawers with stringing and original oval brasses hinged to fold-out or "fall" forward, along with front third of top, to expose seat and hole for chamber bucket; top has straight inlaid overhanging edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commodes (French chests of drawers)
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Federal
Mahogany
Brass
Federal
Veneered
COMMODE

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

30.625 x 25.75 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.736