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British Colonial Rosewood Campaign Chest of Drawers

Mid 19th century

A British colonial campaign chest of drawers on stand made of rosewood. 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. Solidly constructed of single planks of rosewood with brass carrying handles on the sides. The piece stands on a base with small bun feet ending in a peg and a ring.

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.Find out more about Campaign furniture.

The chest of drawers is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The Indian rosewood that this piece has been made of has a naturally occurring dark shade with a striking grain. The drawer sides and bottom are made of teakwood and attached with fine dovetails to the rosewood drawer front. The backside of the chest has also been made of teakwood.

This chest f drawers has been sold. Please keep checking our webiste as we may add a similar piece.



British colonial India
H: 126 cm W: 105 cm D: 41 cm
H: 49½” W: 41½” D: 16”


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