Teak Campaign Chest of Drawers

This English military or “campaign” chest of drawers is typical of the two short over three long drawers configuration commonly associated with this type of furniture dating from the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The draw linings are ash with pine bottoms and each draw has a recessed brass plate handle.

As you would expect the turned feet are removable and the chest splits into two sections for ease of transportation. The condition is good although the top right hand draw handle has been repaired . When the drawers are removed it is just possible to see part of a maker’s inscription on the pine back panel. The inscription reads ………

The chest has various knocks and minor abrasions that clearly add to the character and aesthetic appeal of the chest. Campaign chests were obviously designed to be moved easily from one encampment to another during there working life and thus genuine examples should show evidence of use on campaign.