An early 19th century teak and camphor wood campaign chest with square brass flush handles and brass bound corners. The base of the chest 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 was used in campaign furniture due to its durable density and insect repellent properties. Teak was used for its durability outside especially.
Early 19th Century Teak Wood Campaign Chest