Commode chair (close stool in armchair form), ca. 1770
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Walnut, pine, and tulip (wood); H. 44 in. (114.3 cm), W. at knees 23 7/8 in. (63.5 cm), D. 19 in. (50.8 cm)
David A Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles (Woodbury, Connecticut)
Walnut close stool (also called a commode chair, privy chair or "potty chair") in the form of an armchair. Comparison with the armchair owned by the Franklin Institute (see Related Objects) illustrates the difference between a chair designed as a close stool and one "retro-fitted" for that purpose.
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