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British Colonial Camphor Campaign Chest of Drawers

Mid 19th century

SGD 9,850

A British colonial campaign chest of drawers made of well figured camphor wood. Like the majority of the campaign chests, it can be split in two parts for the ease of transport. Further it features a folding writing desk over three drawers. The top part hinges open to a writing surface and reveals an interior fitted with three drawers and two large compartments with additional storage spaces. The piece has been strengthened with brass strips around the edges and beautifully decorated with brass lining and Fleur-de-Lis inlay in the corners. The drawers are flush fitting with the original recessed brass handles and brass carry handles on the sides.

The campaign chest 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 camphorwood gives off a wonderful scent, which was intended to repel pests such as moths and woodworm from infesting the wood.

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British colonial India
H: 110 cm W: 84 cm D: 47 cm
H: 43” W: 33” D: 18 ½”

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