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One of the cool features about some innovatively–designed pieces of furniture is the way they conjure memories of distant times and places. For example, Queen Anne furniture is reminiscent of ‘old’ England. And rustic furniture evokes memories of 19th century America. Now comes the Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode. And it’s reminiscent of homes in France, England and the US before the era of running water. Or, to put it differently, Granny Mission Commode: Pre-Running Water Era Recycled.
Hygiene Station Masked as Fine Furniture
In England and France before the days of running water, the commode emerged as a practical – and arguably ornate – way of practicing good hygiene. Commodes were practical because they included a towel rail. They also had a countertop on which sat a washbasin and jug. Then, behind an innocuous door, householders kept their chamber pot. As if to conceal its purpose and contents, cabinetmakers created ornate designs on commodes. They include veneers, metal inlays and intricate carvings.
Granny Mission Commode: Pre-Running Water Era Recycled
The Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode captures the essence of commodes of yesteryear. It features a towel rack above the countertop. A commode with a mirror and small towel rack is optional. (So is placing a washbasin and jug on the countertop.)
The cabinet itself is reminiscent of an antique washstand. But this is where the similarities end. Because all three drawers open full extension. So users can enjoy easy access to every corner of each drawer. Try getting into the back of a drawer that only opens partway! Also, the Amish cabinetmakers secured the corners of the drawers with dovetail joints for extra strength and durability. Behind the reverse raised panel door, you’ll find lots of storage space. And no chamber pot!
Granny Mission Commode: Touch of Nostalgia
The Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode will add a touch of nostalgia to your home. It also will make a great conversation piece. The commode will work superbly as an extra vanity in a master bedroom. Or as a chest in a guest room. Think about the cool items which could be placed on the harp-shaped towel bar. Like a lovely towel or piece of craft work.
Amish Handcrafted for Beauty, Strength and Durability
The best cabinetmakers in the Midwest are Amish men. And these artisans skillfully handcraft each Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode. What’s more, the Amish artisans use quality regional hardwoods. Like oak, maple, cherry and hickory. As a result, the commode is incredibly sturdy and durable. In fact, with proper care, it will easily becomes a family heirloom.
Order Online or in Person
You can explore the Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode at Weaver Furniture Sales’ online store. Or, you can visit Weaver Furniture Sales in person at their ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana.