A 19th century campaign chest. The bottom half has two large drawers with flush brass handles, whilst the top contains a single large drawer and two short drawers, all with brass flush handles and brass locks. The chest has the brass strapwork, typical of campaign furniture, and is set on bun feet.
Campaign or Military furniture was popular in the 19th and 20th centuries, when military campaigns took place during the expansion of the British Empire. British officers of high social standing would carry the pieces around with them for home comforts and storage, piecing them back together for use. Camphor wood, teak and mahogany was used in campaign furniture due to its durability, especially outside and when travelling.
19th Century Campaign Chest