British Military Officer's Campaign Chest of Brass-Bound Teak

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A fine English military officer’s Campaign Ware chest, featuring a handsome teak exterior, showing two short drawers over three long drawers. The brass-bound chest, in two parts, accented with brass hardware, resting on shaped feet.

Campaign-era chests and secretaries were the travel items of British military officers who bought and commissioned them for their campaigns abroad to India and Ceylon (The Raj); indeed, the whole of the British Empire. The officers, being predominately from the upper classes, were accustomed to a certain standard of living and found it unthinkable to travel without their necessaries.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Campaign
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass
    Wood
    Teak
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use - See detail photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    41.5 in. H x 40 in. W x 19 in. D
    105 cm H x 102 cm W x 48 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88277100553
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