19th Century Camphor Wood Military Campaign Trunk (England, circa 1850)

£2,250.00
19th Century Camphor Wood Military Campaign Trunk

19th Century Camphor Wood Military Campaign Trunk (England, circa 1850)

£2,250.00
A stunning mid-19th century camphor wood military
Campaign trunk having beautifully figured lift up
Lid with original brass carrying handles, original
brass escutcheon and original brass bound decoration

(This trunk would originally have been made for an officer
in the army to use and for him transport around from one
battlefield to the next ,being placed in his tent at each
location, hence the carrying handles and most unusual lock
which has a bell in it that rings when it is being locked or
unlocked. This is clearly some kind of basic alarm device
making it obvious should somebody be trying to help
themselves to the contents that shouldn't be doing so.
It has been constructed from some of the most highly figured
camphor wood as we have ever come across and this is a
wood which is well known for omitting a pleasant, but strong
aroma to keep the moths and bugs away from the contents.
Nowadays of course this would make the perfect coffee table
with storage, or could simply be used as a storage chest/trunk
in a variety of different places around the home whilst allowing
the purchaser to imagine all sorts of tales and stories
from it's no doubt rich and glorious history!)
Stock Code8292
Height 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Width 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Depth 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
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