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British Colonial Teakwood Campaign Chest of Drawers

Late 19th century

An exceptionally large antique British colonial campaign chest of drawers made of teakwood.  Like the majority of campaign chests, the present example has brass lift handles on the sides and can be split in two parts for ease of transport. The top portion has two small and two short drawers over one longer drawer. The lower section has two deep long drawers. All of the drawers are flush fitting with the original recessed brass handles and brass escutcheons. Solidly constructed of wide single planks of teakwood, both decorated and reinforced with brass corner mounts.

The cupboard is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.

Campaign or “knock down” furniture was portable military furniture and used by British officers when they set out for a campaign in India. However, because campaign furniture was extremely versatile, it also appealed to home owners who appreciated its elegance, strength and ease of storage.

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This Campaign Chest of Drawers has been sold. Please keep checking our website as we may add a similar piece.

 

Bombay
British colonial India
H: 134 cm W: 121cm D: 55 cm
H: 53” W: 47½” D: 21½”

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