There are hundreds of thousands of modern reproductions of these types of furniture and thousands of originals which have little to no proof they are the real deal, this piece is the correct timber for the era which is Camphor wood, each lock is numbered from 1 to 5 and stamped STANDARD PATD FED 1 76 STAMFORD CT, thats for the 1. Of February 1876, the back has half of a Victorian Depositary label still attached. Most of these campaign chests are simply drawers which were for officers of medium standing, the higher ranking officials had secratcaire sections as this does, there is a small sliding drawer section inside this single drawer, a writing slope which is height adjustable, this truly is a very fine piece of furniture and would have been commissioned for a very important military leader. We have cleaned waxed and polished the piece, it has normal patina marks from honest age and fair use, there was a small piece of wood missing on the bottom outside edge near one of the feet, I have found the piece of timber and will have it restored back in place. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask.
This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text.
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED).
Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "FEB 1ST 1876 STAMPED CAMPHOR WOOD MILITARY CAMPAIGN CHEST OF DRAWERS SECRATAIRE" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Boxes/Chests\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.