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Close stool

Close stool

Close Stool

Made by John Meads (1777-1859) and William Alvord ( 1766-1853)

Albany, New York

1828-1829

There would have been some kind of chamber pot in every bedroom at Hyde Hall to make guests and family members as comfortable as possible. This is an example of an elegant, mahogany close stool disguised as a small bureau. It was purchased from Meads and Alvord on April 20, 1829 for $16.00.

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