A Very Good Quality Mid 19th Century Mahogany And Camphor Wood, Military Campaign Chest, Having Original Brass Bound Decoration To Corners And Original Flush Fitted Brass Handles To Five Drawers, Flanked By Original Brass Carrying Handles To Each End, Raised On Replacement Turned Feet.
As the name suggests, Military Campaign Chests were originally made for use by senior members of the armed forces and therefore their design was such that they were easy to transport from location to location, without getting damaged, often at short notice.
Features which are specific to this purpose are things such as the two part construction for ease of movement, the flush fitting brass handles to avoid them snagging on things and the brass bound decoration to try and avoid the corners of the item getting overly bumped and bruised.
This is a great example of its type, still in relatively good condition depsite it having obviously lived the life of service you would expect. As mentioned in the description the feet are later replacements, however they are old feet and very much of the style the piece would originally have sported. All of the brasswear appears to be original.
As with all items we offer for sale this campaign chest has been attended to in our workshops by our highly trained, skilled, antique furniture restorers, where it received a natural wax polish ensuring that it is fit for immediate placement within the home or office.