In furniture terminology, a French commode is a type of chest of drawers that originated in France during the 18th century. It typically features a rectangular or curved shape with two or three rows of drawers, often decorated with ornate brass handles, escutcheons, and other decorative elements.
Commodes were often made from high-quality materials such as mahogany, satinwood, tulipwood, kingwood, oak, walnut, japanned/painted, and were highly valued for their elegant design and functionality. They were commonly used in bedrooms and living rooms as storage for clothing, linens, and other household items.
Today, French commodes are still highly sought after by collectors and interior designers for their timeless beauty and sophistication. They are often used as statement pieces in modern homes, adding traditional elegance and refinement to any room.