A Mid 19th century campaign chest with a central secretaire drawer flanked by two smaller drawers and above three long drawers. All drawers have inset brass handles and brass banding to the edges and corners. The chest is set on turned feet. The drop down centre has a red leather panel and reveals two small drawers, one long drawer and two pigeon holes.
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. Mahogany wood was used in campaign furniture due to its durability.
Mid 19th Century Campaign Secretaire Chest