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Published July 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mahogany commode


This George III mahogany piece is a commode, not a table. It was made in the 18th century to hold the necessary night-time “toilet” equipment behind tambour doors. It sold for $950 at a New Orleans Auction Galleries sale in October 2012.
Read the article: Kovel: Bedside toilets a necessity in days past