Salem, North Carolina
HOA 17; WOA 14; LOA 14
Poplar commode or close stool with hinged top and turned legs; corners dovetailed; bottom nailed; small wooden handles on sides; edges of top have nail holes indicating that the top was at one time upholstered; interior has wooden “shelf” set into top with round hole. Stool has been varnished a dark brown.
This commode or close stool descended in the Vogler family. The top was originally upholstered, and period books on domestic topics suggest that this was done to allow a person to sit down while they put on their shoes. An appropriate reproduction fabric will eventually replace the missing original.
Gift of the children of H.E. Vogler