Ive only ever seen one other chest made with this formation, Ive bought maybe 1000 campaign chests over the many years Ive been in the trade, the other one I saw I kept for myself which is exactly what I would be doing with this one had I not kept the other. This is all walnut, you will never see another walnut campaign chest, the timber was too expensive. This is an officers chest, there is a hat drawer to the left, glove drawer to the middle, these are rare additions in themselves. The central drawer comes out to reveal a large green leather writing slope, the base has two metal clips which when released opens up more storage, open the back top section of the writing slope and you find more storage with a little cupboard, there is another drawer that has a stationary filing section, the list goes on. Condition wise is period correct for a campaign used piece.There will be marks etc everywhere as you would expect, all of which add to the charm and charisma of the piece. There is some warping to the large base drawers, but they all still operate just fine. We have cleaned waxed and polished it from top to bottom, it simply glows in person. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. The item "EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CIRCA 1860 WALNUT MILITARY OFFICERS CAMPAIGN CHEST OF DRAWERS" is in sale since Friday, July 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers".The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in Pulborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.