19th century military campaign chest of drawers teak circa 1850 number 88 Fabulous 19th century Colonial Military brass - Mounted Teak Campaign chest of drawers, England circa 1850, the two section chest with original flush mounted brass handles and original brass escutcheons. the upper section having two short drawers with flush-fitted handles beside a double-height deep drawer, the lower section with two long drawers all raised on turned screw on feet, the drawers are hand-dovetailed, features its original backboards, brass corner protectors and strap work,, comes with two non working key with tassel, the upper and lower sections s with original flush mounted carry handles to the sides, this chest has been fully re-polished by our in house restorer and will arrive in perfect order, reserve now. The chest is in two sections for ease of transportation. Chests that were used in the colonies, such as this one, were usually constructed of camphor, mahogany or teak. The chest benefits from a rich teak color, with a wonderful grain configuration to the front and sides. Mahogany, camphor and 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. Teak and Camphor are particularly resistant to woodworm, termites and other tropical infestations. Summary: Antique Colonial 19th century Victorian Military Campaign chest, circa 1850 Teak Two section Screw on feet Brass strap work original Original recessed brass handles Brass key escutcheons Original lever locks Hand dovetailed drawer construction Lovely rich color and grain configuration Excellent original condition Investment Condition: The chest is in generally very good condition, having been fully restored and re polished by our restorer, the top is flat with no significant marks and no splits, It is of generally a good colour, all brass work is original and present as are all of the locks and escutcheons, the left-hand side of the chest is in good order with a minor repair between the joins where the top has been lifted from the bottom, the back panels are original and in good order, no signs of past or present woodworm, no odours or smell, the chest comes with two non working keys with tassels, the chest splits in two sections. Dimensions: Width 36”/ 92cm Depth 17.75” / 45cm Height 37” / 94cm.