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Small Antique Victorian Colonial Anglo Indian Teak & Brass Military Campaign Chest Of Drawers (circa 1840)


£3,250 | $4,007 USD | €3,677 EUR
Item Number: SA602512
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
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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.

• Item: Campaign Chest
• Circa: 1840
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid teak
• Dismantles into two sections
• Rare small proportions
• Two-over-three drawer design
• Single piece top
• Original recessed shaped brass handles
• Brass bindings & corner brackets
• Brass side carrying handles
• Diamond brass key escutcheons
• Scribe moulding
• Working lever locks with keys
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Teak lined drawers
• Original turned feet (removable)
• Lovely rich colour & grain configuration
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns period

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. 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.

Condition Report:
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”
The price for this item has been reduced from £3,850 to £3,250, including free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland, giving you a saving of £600!

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. Chest of Drawers 71

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This antique has been viewed 38 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 95.2 cm (37.5")
Width = 92.4 cm (36.4")
Depth = 45.5 cm (17.9")

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Organsdale Farm
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