c19th brassbound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers

C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers.



Item Ref

MLTH 155


C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers. Excellent quality 2-part military chest of drawers standing on original detachable turned feet. Attractive and practical drawer arrangement with brass counter-sunk handles and 'Bramah'-type circular brass key escutheons (no key). Heavy-quality brass corners and strapping throughout. The mahogany-lined drawers with cedar-wood bottoms. One drawer base stamped in multiple places with a cabinet-makers mark "R.Gurnsey ", whilst the rear of one drawer stamped "J.Tong" probably his apprentice.
The chest also bears numerous paper retailers labels for "J.W.Randall & Co." of Chatham . The significance of this being the siting of the expansive Naval dock-yards at Chatham, Kent, where military officers would have embarked for overseas duty and acquired chests like this and other campaign furniture for their use during service.
Good mellow , golden patina , in overall excellent condition with some minor marks and scratches commensurate with age, use and purpose.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H 41"
W 40"
D 18"
England c. 1870
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Internal Ref: MLTH 155


Height = 104.1402 cm (41")
Width = 101.6002 cm (40")
Depth = 45.7201 cm (18")

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