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19th Century English Mahogany Military Campaign Writing Box

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19th century English military Campaign portable mahogany writing box with brass bound molded edges and brass banding. Black leather writing slope with gold edge details and the rear half opens for storage. Unmarked brass plate on top. When full open, dimensions: 20" L x 17.88" W Slope: 4.75" H at top, 2" H at bottom Any furniture specifically made to break down or fold for ease of travel can be described as Campaign furniture. It was designed to be packed up and carried on the march. It has been used by traveling armies since at least the time of Julius Caesar but it is commonly associated with British Army officers, many of whom had purchased their commissions. With the rise and Expansion of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries the demand by the military, administrators and colonists increased. British officers of high social position in the Georgian and Victorian periods (1714–1901) often carried high-quality portable furniture.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x W 17.75 in. x D 9.75 in.H 17.78 cm x W 45.09 cm x D 24.77 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU1070814016272
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