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Mid C20th Chest


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Subcategory: Campaign Chests

Although made in a later age when travel furniture was no longer a normal requisite for an officer, this teak chest has updated the concept of the campaign chest.

It retains the regular shape and two part form that is typical of most campaign chests but it has a plinth base instead of removable feet. The drawers don't have brass flush handles but cut outs and are locked in pairs during transport by a similar side bar to those found on Wellington chests. Below the top drawer there is a pullout shelf. There are good carrying handles to the sides and twist catches that lock the two sections together. An interesting piece that shows there was still a demand well into the 20th Century for Campaign Chests that were practical as opposed to those that play on a stylized look with no added benefit for portability. Mid 20th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 103cm x W 77cm x D 46cm
    H 40½" x W 30¼" x D 18"

  • Period: Mid 20th Century
  • Medium: Teak
  • Style: Campaign Chest
  • Exhibition: Captain Blackwood's Trunk
  • Reference Number: 80770