Category: Campaign Furniture
Subcategory: Campaign Chests
A brass bound, mahogany Campaign Chest with folding cupboard above.
The folding cupboard superstructure above the drawers is an uncommon feature for campaign chests but it does provide a good return of space for use against the space it takes when packed.
The top has 4 bolts that fix it to the sides. Once removed, and with the shelf pulled out, the panelled doors can be lifted up and off their pin hinges. The 2 bolts fixing the back to the sides can be removed and then the sides will fold down on their hinges to rest on top of the chest with the back folding to rest on top of the sides.
The chest splits in half, as you would expect, with the top section located to the bottom by 4 wooden lugs and the replaced feet unscrew on wooden threads. The drawers have standard flush campaign handles and ash linings.
This is a useful variant of the campaign chest and earlier than one might expect. The cabinet maker has dated it, in pencil, to the secondary wood Ap 24 1840.