A small set of mahogany Campaign Shelves with gilt lacquer brass pillars.
These shelves would have been a useful piece of equipment for an officer to sit on his campaign chest and display his books etc. They dismantle as you would expect with the brass finials to the top unscrewing to remove the top shelf. The brass pillars are then unscrewed to remove the middle shelf and so on for the bottom shelf. This set has inset brass nut plates to the bottom shelf as opposed to cup feet.
At two foot, the width is eight inches shorter than the majority of this type of shelves. They are no marks or stamps which might indicate a maker. Circa 1875.