19th Century Dutch elm commode


A stylish early 19c Dutch commode in a subtle bleached finish. The light finish lends itself to contemporary or period settings adding warmth and elegance to any room.

Elm wood was a popular choice for Dutch commodes because of its durability and attractive grain patterns. Elm wood is also relatively easy to carve, which allowed craftsmen to create intricate designs and decorations on the surface of the commode. The Dutch commode was originally designed as a functional piece of furniture for storing clothing and other personal items. However, over time it became a status symbol and was often decorated with intricate carvings and veneers to showcase the wealth and social status of its owner.

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