About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A Superb Quality Mid 19th Century Camphor Wood Military 
Campaign Chest Having Well Figured Top Over Two Short
And Three Long Drawers With Ebonised Decoration & 
Original Flush Fitting Brass Handles Raised On Original 
Turned Feet With Brass Bound Decoration To 
Edges Throughout

(Military campaign chests as the name suggests were originally made 
for easy transportation around the battlefield. A few features specific 
to this purpose are the two part construction for ease of movement, 
the flush fitted brass handles and brass bound decoration designed 
to ensure there are as few bits "poking out" that which are likely to 
snagged during movement. example is constructed from camphor 
wood which is many people regard as the best quality of the woods 
used to construct these type of chests from with the added bonus
which camphor wood offers of a strong but very pleasant aroma 
inside the drawers which is very much intended to keep the moths, 
insects and bugs away.)

Circa 1840

Height - 45in
Width - 41in
Depth - 18.5in

Stock number

8291