Victorian Teak Military Campaign Chest of Drawers 19th century (circa 1870) Number 29
Mid-19th century Anglo-Indian Colonial Victorian Teak Military Campaign chest of drawers circa 1870, (Number 29) featuring original flush mounted brass handles and original circular brass escutcheons. The rectangular solid top over three long drawers, iron recess carrying side handles, the drawers are hand-dovetailed features its original backboards, raised on sled base.
The chest is in one section 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. This piece of furniture would look great at the end of a bed, as a side/bedside table or used as a coffee table, lots of character that would grace any room.
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 keys shown are 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 keys.
Original recessed brass handles
Original Iron carry 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: 40” inches / 101cm
Height: 36” inches / 94cm
Depth: 22” inches / 56cm