A late 19th century camphor wood campaign chest, with two slim drawers to the bottom and three large drawers to the top. All drawers are furnished with flush brass handles and brass locks. The front corners are decoratively carved with foliage and scrollwork.
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 ranking would carry the pieces around with them for home comforts and storage, piecing them back together for use. Camphor wood was used in campaign furniture due to its durable density and insect repellent properties.
Late 19th Century Camphor Wood Campaign Chest