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A Queen Anne Commode w/ Cabriole Legs, Maple, with Chestnut Secondary, First Surface, probably Rhode Island, c.1740-1760

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Found locally in Rhode Island, It is rare to find a complete potty stool of this period in original first surface.  The secondary chestnut is secured to the case with original rosehead nails.  While this stool served a utilitarian function, its form with shaped apron and feet give this compact form a strong pleasing visual image, and, in its own right, a notable form.

Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF4316

Height: 19 in. Width: 18 ½ in.