Anglo Indian Teak Military Campaign Chest of Drawers Victorian (circa 1890) Number 28
Anglo-Indian Colonial Teak Military Campaign chest of drawers Victorian 19th Century circa 1890, (Number 28) the two section chest with original flush mounted brass handles and original brass escutcheons. The upper section with two short drawers and one long drawer, the lower section with two long drawers all raised on turned screw on feet, the drawers are hand-dovetailed, features its original backboards, brass corner protectors and strap work.
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 teak colour, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides, having been French polished by our expert furniture restorer.
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: This military chest is offered in original condition having been French polished by our expert furniture restorer. There are age related marks to the leading edges, top, sides and corners but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chest features the original brass inset handles. All the hand dovetailed drawers open and close smoothly., original working locks (there are no working keys, the key shown is purely decorative). The chest retains its original turned feet, The chest has a wonderful rich flamed patina, this item is extremely well made, solid in joint and ready to use, there are no odours or smells, there is no evidence of past or present woodworm, comes with one non working keys.
Original recessed brass handles
Brass key escutcheons
Working lever locks
Hand dovetailed drawer construction
Lovely rich colour and grain configuration
Excellent original condition
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Width: 42” inches / 106cm
Height: 45” inches / 115cm
Depth: 20” inches / 50cm
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