Military Campaign Chest of Drawers Mahogany Victorian circa 1850 No.12
Magnificent fully restored 19th century Military Mahogany campaign chest of drawers circa 1850, The upper section with two short drawers over single large drawer, the lower section with two long drawers all raised on turned feet, good quality original inset brass drop handles, brass corner protectors and brass strap-work to the frame. The chest splits into two very manageable sections for ease of transportation, comes with one non working key with tassel. Campaign chests and furniture such as this one were traditionally constructed from Mahogany or Teak because these woods had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity, Mahogany and Teak are also very resilient and resistant to infestation from woodworm, termites etc..
Condition: This chest is offered in good original condition. As to be expected from furniture of this age there are minor stains, knocks, chips and marks showing that the piece has been through the wars and had a good proper working life and proudly carries the scars to prove it, the chest has a wonderful rich aged patina. The chest features its original brass campaign recessed handles and escutcheons, the dovetailed drawers all open and close smoothly. The key shown in the images does not lock the drawers and is provided with a tassel for appearance purposes only. There is no evidence of past or present woodworm, the chest splits into two sections.
Recessed Brass Campaign Handles
Brass Strap work
Brass Corner Brackets
Brass Key Escutcheons
Dovetailed drawer construction
Key & Tassel (non working)
Practical & Beautiful
Height: 40.5” Inches / 103cm
Width: 39” Inches / 99cm
Depth: 17.5” Inches / 45cm
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Antique Campaign Chest of Drawers Mahogany Military Victorian No.12 Circa 1850