A camphor wood campaign dressing chest with five deep drawers furnished with brass recessed handles. Atop the chest are four small stepped drawer and a mirror with carved fans and foliage fretwork. This campaign chest is fairly unusual as they aren't' usually so decorative.
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.
Camphor Wood Campaign Dressing Chest