The word 'Commode' has been used in changing context over time. During the first part of the 18th century, this term was used for a chest of drawers, later on, it came to mean a type of cabinet that was used to hold chamber pots. It further evolved to refer to a wooden chair that came with a chamber pot attached to it. 

Our inspiration page is a new feature to the website where we will be adding a selection of images that we like and hope you will too.   Most of the images will have a French theme and show antiques, ideas, paintings and decorative objects from our shop in Chagford and elsewhere.