Mahogany Campaign Plan Chest
A beautiful early 19th century mahogany campaign plan chest with 6 drawers in excellent condition. This tall chest is constructed in two sections each with one large drawer and 2 smaller drawers of equal size. Both parts can be moved separately for ease of transportation. The campaign chest offers excellent storage for a vaierty of purposes whilst also celebrating statement furniture of the campaign period. Any furniture specifically made to break down or fold for ease of travel can be described as campaign furniture. It was designed to be packed up and carried on the march. It has been used by traveling armies since at least the time of Julius Caesar but it is commonly associated with British Army officers, many of whom had purchased their commissions. With the rise and expansion of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries the demand by the military, administrators and colonists increased. British officers of high social position in the Georgian and Victorian periods (1714–1901) often carried high-quality portable furniture. The most common item of campaign furniture is the chest of drawers, often referred to as a military chest or campaign chest. Campaign chests' primary wood was often mahogany, teak, or camphor, although cedar, pine and other woods were also used.
Dimensions: Overall H: 122cm, Overall W: 104cm, Overall D: 63cm.
Large Bottom Drawers: H: 25cm, W: 98cm. 2 Upper Drawers: H: 13cm, W: 98cm.