Most of the campaign furniture on the market is associated with the time of the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries when there was a high demand from military officers, administrators and colonists.
Campaign furniture is demountable, through clever use of wooden screws and sometimes metal hinges, so that it can disassembled and then packed into lots of managable size for ease of movement by ship or animal between postings or camps.
The most common example of campaign furniture is the chest, which breaks into an upper and lower section, each with brass or rope handles at the sides. The corners are protected by brass cappings, and the handles are recessed so they are flush with front of the chest. The usual form is two half drawers and three full drawers, standing on baluster legs which usually unscrew, again for ease of transport.
Many campaign chests bear the label or plate of the retailer or maker, such as the Army & Navy Stores in London or Ross & Co. of Dublin, Ireland. more...Other examples can be found that were made in India in the late 19th century, for use by the occupying British army, in local timbers such as camphor wood and teak, which resembles a paler version of mahogany when polished but without the grain markings.
The campaign chest is the most commonly seen item, but a wide variety of items were produced including beds, chairs, tables and desks.
Because of its situation, use and frequent moves, campaign furniture often bears the scars of its extensive travelled life.
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A pair of American folding mahogany chairs, circa 1940s-50s, with label of Tell city Indiana, the spade back campaign style chairs with an octagonal and plume form midrail having a cushion seat upholstered in white and aqua 'Lotus pod' patterned cotton fab
Civil War folding campaign chair Believed to Have been Used by 1st Lt. John P. Reynolds 19th Regiment of Massachusetts. Turned wood with Carpeted Sling seat with Descriptive tag ˜This chair Was Believed to be Carried in the great war of the Rebellion from
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