Teak campaign chest 6583

Teak campaign  chest 6583

Teak campaign chest

Antique campaign chests, also known as military chests, were built by cabinet makers to dismantle, usually into two sections (as this one does) for ease of transportation. The were specifically made to break down or fold so they could be packed up and carried on the march. Campaign furniture like this has been used by travelling armies since at least the time of Julius Caesar.
This teak chest has wooden carrying handles on the sides and also brass strapping for added strength as they would get knocked around quite a lot during travels. It has two smaller draws at the top, and three larger drawers below all with brass handles.

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