British Colonial Rosewood Campaign Chest of DrawersMid 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 ring and a peg foot.
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.
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
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British colonial India
H: 112 cm W: 120 cm D: 50 cm
H: 44” W: 47” D: 20”