Learn about Commode Chair

In common usage, commode is another rather more polite term for an item of furniture concealing a chamber pot. Commode chairs were and are still used by the elderly or infirm. They resemble armchairs, but are distinguished by a removable wooden seat and a deep apron at the front to hide the pot. Also made as commode stools, in the form of a square box with hinged lid concealing the pot, with a lower section sliding out as a footrest.
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A huon pine commode chair, Tasmanian, circa 1850, 92 cm high, 58 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Woollahra p. 249 (illustrated)

A Victorian cedar commode chair with chamber pot (cleaned). Width 54 cm. Depth 58 cm. Height 93 cm

Antique English oak commode chair, approx 79 cm high (open) x 53 cm wide

A Regency mahogany commode armchair, English, early 19th century stamped 1477 97 cm high, 61 cm wide, 66.5 cm deep

Victorian mahogany commode chair on carved legs & tapestry seat

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