Victorian Campaign Trun Teak Camphor Wood Royal Navy Interest circa 1890
Victorian Royal Navy Teak and Camphor wood lined Campaign travel trunk circa 1890, The rectangular hinge lidded top with brass recessed handle, hinged to reveal a spacious interior, featuring original flush mounted brass handle and original shaped brass escutcheons, brass corner brackets, carry handles and further brass strap-work, three lever locks locks with brass escutcheons with one non working key with tassels, carved to the top with the words “M.K. Overend Royal Navy”
Chests such as this one, were usually constructed of camphor, wood mahogany and teak. The trunk benefits from a rich golden teak colour, with a wonderful patterned grain configuration to the front and sides, having been French polished by our furniture restorer. This piece of furniture would look great at the end of a bed or used as a coffee table, lots of character that would grace any room.
Mahogany, Camphor & 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 trunk 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 trunk features the original brass inset handle and iron carry handles to the sides, two of the top brass corner protectors are missing, the hinged lid opens and close smoothly and sits flush to the trunk, original working locks (there are no working keys, the key shown is purely decorative). 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 key with tassel.
Campaign trunk circa 1890
Wood: Teak and Camphor
Original recessed brass handle
Brass bindings and corner brackets
Brass key escutcheons
Lovely rich colour and grain configuration
Excellent original condition
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Width: 38” inches / 97cm
Height: 18” inches / 46cm
Depth: 19” inches / 48cm
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