Pair of Gilt Decorated Venetian Commodes, with three drawers, H:26.5" W:23"to 17.5" D:13 1/8". The term Commode is a French form of low chest of drawers, originally intended for the drawing room, dating from the mid 17th Century amd very popular in the 18th Century, also very much in vogue in Italy. It became a term used for bedroom cupboards in the 19th Century, the diminutive size and shape of the bombe is quite nicely decorated and would adorn any decor. LifestyleAntiques.com is the web site where one can shop on line or if you are in the area we are an antique dealer in Summerland, California just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Specializing in European Antique Furniture and our accent is antique lighting for your home, or office with handmade parchment shades adorning the selection of unique lamps. We specialize in Decorative Arts and French furniture as well as antique furniture from Spain and Italy, you will find the shop warm and inviting.