This item is currently with our restorer for light restoration/polishing. [detailed images will be live once it has returned from the workshop] A rare Mahogany campaign chest that an officer or gentleman would have used whilst travelling. The hinged lid encloses an adjustable rising mirror and various fitted lift out trays, boxes and compartments. A leather lined lifting writing slope slides out from underneath. Dummy fronted drawers pull out and include a washing bowl, drawer with a lift out tin liner and drop down legs and decanter drawer etc. all with original brass handles. The whole standing on square tapering legs and brass caps with castors. Original carrying handles are fitted to the sides. See 'The Cabinet Makers' London Book of Prices 1788' Thomas Shearer. Circa 1810 This piece was almost certainly part of the furniture and effects travelling with a British officer during the campaigns within the napoleonic wars of 1803-1815. .
George III Military Campaign Gentleman’s Chest