circa: 2000 width: 36 height: 42 length: 20 This gorgeous antique mahogany campaign chest was crafted in England around 1960. Decommissioned decades ago, the chest was recently restored by a small traditional cabinetmaker who specializes in salvaging UK military chests. This particular chest was restored to beautiful effect, so the mahogany displays an incredibly rich complexion and a pronounced grain that are complemented beautifully by the brass hardware that really defines the appearance of this chest. All five drawers still slide in and out very smoothly and feature dovetailed joints, which is one of many indicators that this chest is an unusually high-quality item. As a campaign chest, this piece would have originally been constructed to disassemble into several sections so that the officer using it could travel more easily in the field. Today, the chest has been retrofitted to remain in one piece, but the places where the chest would have separated remain easy to spot, particularly on the sides. Although very sturdy, this chest has sustained a typical assortment of wear scuffs and wear marks, several of which can be seen in the pictures accompanying this description. However, the superficial wear on this antique chest is very minor, and only adds to the already charming character of this piece. Overall condition is therefore very good,.and this piece would certainly make a fine addition to any furniture collection.
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