Magnificent William IV Teak Military Campaign Chest of Drawers (Circa 1820) Number 24
Magnificent Antique William IV Teak Military Campaign Chest of Drawers circa 1820, (Number 24) featuring original flush mounted diamond shaped brass handles and original circular brass escutcheons, brass corner brackets and further brass strap-work. The rectangular solid top over two short drawers and one long drawer, the lower section with two further long drawers, all raised on turned screw-on legs. The brass corner brackets and brass straps were used to protect the chest whilst in transit during military campaigns. The drawers are constructed of solid teak with hand-dovetailed drawer linings and the piece features its original solid teak backboards. The chest splits into two sections for easy transportation. Chests that were constructed in the colonies, such as this one, were usually constructed of solid teak. The chest benefits from a rich brown teak colour, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides, having been polished in in our expert furniture restorer.
Teak was used extensively for military chests because it had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. Teak 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 is no working key, the key shown is purely decorative). The chest retains its original turned feet (which are removable and can be unscrewed) The chest has a wonderful rich teak 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.
Military Campaign Chest
Dismantles into two sections
Original recessed shaped brass handles
Brass bindings & corner brackets
Brass key escutcheons
Working lever locks
Hand dovetailed drawer construction
Teak lined drawers
Original turned feet (removable)
Lovely rich colour & grain configuration
Excellent original condition
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Width: 38.5” Inches / 98cm
Height: 40” inches / 102cm
Depth: 18” Inches / 46cm
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