Small Antique Campaign Chest of Drawers

Small Antique Campaign Chest of Drawers

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Reference

5708

This two-part chest of drawers consists of two short and three long drawers and the use of teak suggests that it was either made, or destined, for use in the colonies.

Whereas the brass strips to the edges of the chest and the straps to the drawer dividers would strengthen, the oily nature of teak would make the wood more resilient to the eastern climate. The top half of the cupboard has a brass fitting to each side which houses a bolt that slides down to fix the two sections together. This system of locking the two parts of the chest together is worth noting, as is the fact that base is fitted with steel threads to receive the removable feet, both of which are relatively unusual. Early 19th century

Dimensions:

Height 97 cm / 38 14"
Width 89 cm / 35 14"
Depth 41 cm / 16 14"
Period

Early 19th Century

Medium

Teak

Country

England

Exhibitions
At Ease Gentlemen

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