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

$7,950
42.5 in. H x 39 in. W x 18 in. D
Inventory Number: BB082

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

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

$7,950
H 42.5 in. x W 39 in. x D 18 in.
Inventory Number: BB082


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

England
19th Century
Brass, Mahogany, Metal, Wood
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
Fine antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use - See accompanying photos.
42.5 in. H x 39 in. W x 18 in. D

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