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A Good Quality Mid 19th Century Mahogany And
Camphor Wood Military Campaign Chest Having Well
Figured Top And Original Brass Bound Decoration To 
Two Short & Three Long Drawers Retaining Original 
Flush Fitted Brass Handles Raised On 
Replacement Turned Feet

(Military campaign chests as the name suggests 
were originally made for easy transportation around 
various battlefields. A few of the specific features for 
this purpose are the two part construction for ease of 
movement, the flush fitted brass handles and the 
brass bound decoration, designed to ensure there 
are as few bit "poking out" that could potentially be 
snagged or caught on other things during the moving 
process as possible. This particular chest is made from
a combination of mahogany on the outside and camphor 
wood one the inside. The use of camphor wood does of 
course offer the added bonus of a pleasant aroma 
inside the drawers when opened and this was actually
originally a specific design feature to keep away 
moths and other insects/bugs.)

Circa 1860

Height - 39in
Width - 36in
Depth - 18in

Stock number

8384
Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)