Small Antique Victorian Colonial Anglo Indian Teak & Brass Military Campaign Chest of Drawers (Circa 1840). This is a fine quality antique Anglo Indian Victorian colonial teak and brass military campaign two-part chest of drawers, with small rare proportions, circa 1840, in excellent original condition.Original recessed shaped brass handles. Brass bindings & corner brackets.
Working lever locks with keys. Lovely rich colour & grain configuration. Constructed of solid teak with a single piece top, it features retains the original recessed shaped brass handles, with brass corner brackets and further brass strap-work. The chest also boasts lovely brass side carrying handles.
The drawers incorporate diamond shaped inset brass key escutcheons and fine scribe moulding to the drawer perimeters. The brass corner brackets and brass straps were used to protect the chest whilst in transit during campaigns.The drawers are constructed of solid teak with hand-dovetailed drawer linings and the piece features its original teak backboards. The drawers are in good working order, they are clean inside and close flush to the frame. The drawers also benefit from the original working lever locks (with working key). The chest stands on its original turned feet, which can be removed by unscrewing.
The chest splits into two sections for easy transportation. Chests that were constructed in the colonies, such as this one, were usually constructed of solid teak. The chest benefits from a rich brown teak colour, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides, having been polished in in our workshops.This item would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the bedroom. This campaign chest of drawers would certainly grace any home. So dont miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture. This campaign chest would have been commissioned for a member of the British Raj or a high-ranking officer in the British Army during the reign of Queen Victoria in colonial India (Calcutta) during the mid 19th Century. Teak was used extensively for military chests. Teak, which had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity, was probably the most commonly used wood. It was resistant to woodworm, termites, and the occasional splash of seawater. Source British Campaign Furniture, Elegance Under Canvas, 1740 1914 by Nicholas A. Mahogany & teak were used extensively for military chests because they had the advantage of only minimally expanding and contracting when exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. They were resistant to woodworm, termites, and the occasional splash of seawater. This military chest is in excellent original condition having been French polished in our workshops. There are nominal old use marks to the leading edges, top and corners but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The chest features the original brass inset handles. All the hand dovetailed drawers close flush to the frame.
The drawers feature the original working lever locks (with working key). The chest retains its original turned feet (which are removable) and original teak backboards. The chest benefits from a lovely rich brown teak colour and a wonderful grain configuration to the top, front and sides. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 95.2cm or 37½ or 3ft 1½ Width (including side handles) = 92.4cm or 36 or 3ft Width (excluding handles) = 89.9cm or 35 or 2ft 11 Depth = 45.5cm or 17 or 1ft 5. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.Yolanda Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yolanda Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yolanda Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield. The item "Small Antique Anglo Indian Solid Teak Brass Military Campaign Chest of Drawers" is in sale since Monday, October 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chests of Drawers\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in Tarporley, Cheshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.