Antique Military Campaign Chest of Drawers Mahogany Victorian circa 1890 Number 51
Antique Mahogany Military Campaign chest of drawers Victorian 19th Century circa 1890, (Number 51) the two section chest with original flush mounted brass handles and original brass escutcheons. The upper section with two long drawers, the lower section with two long drawers all raised on turned feet, the drawers are hand-dovetailed, feature the original backboards, brass corner protectors and strap work, with brass carry handles to the sides.
The chest is in two sections for easy transportation. Chests that were constructed in the colonies, such as this one, were usually constructed of Camphor, Mahogany and Teak. The chest benefits from a rich golden Mahogany colour, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides.
Mahogany, Camphor and Teak were used extensively for military chests because they had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. Camphor is particularly resistant to woodworm, termites and other tropical infestations.
CONDITION REPORT: The chest is in excellent condition having just been fully restored. The top is flat with no significant marks and no splits. It is of generally a good colour. All brass-work is original and present as are all of the locks and escutcheons. The drawers all open and close smoothly, there are no odours or smell. The chest is structurally sound with no evidence of any woodworm.
Original recessed brass handles
Brass key escutcheons
Hand dovetailed drawer construction
Lovely rich colour and grain configuration
Excellent original condition
Free delivery to England & Wales
Wide: 36” inches / 92cm
Depth: 18” inches / 46cm
Height: 44” inches / 113cm