Learn about Campaign and Military Furniture

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...

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An antique Recumbent campaign couch with faux suede buttoned mattress 183 x 62 x 43 cm

A Huon pine campaign wardrobe, circa 1890, 210 cm high, 162 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A honey oak campaign games table 19th century. The folding table with an 'X' frame stretcher base, having fold out metal rings to each corner and four shallow metal bound wells for game pieces, two drawers, one lockable and both fitted with various

A mahogany campaign style desk, early 20th century, English made, the desk with a brown tooled leather top above three drawers with faux cockbeading and having swing handles over square backplates with recessed cups, and raised upon square form straight le

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

Antique 19th century French campaign chair, stamped to side (BREVETE SGDG G.L.), with later additonal upholstery & paint work

Antique folding campaign chair with fretwork splat, 59 cm wide

Two 19th century campaign chairs, beech, with rattan seats, sabre legs & rope twist mid bar

Regency mahogany travelling writing desk. Fall front, inlaid with boxwood & ebonised lines. Compartmentalised interior with ink pots. on end supports with downswept legs. Key available. Purchased Phillips London Sale of 20th January 1998. Copy of original

A Victorian teak, officers campaign secretaire bureau. Late 19th century, with retailers plaque 'Army & Navy C.S.L. Makers'. The desk comes in two separate sections with lower part two drawers upon turned bun feet. The upper section has two drawers; the to

A late 19th century mahogany campaign folding desk the rectangular body of compact proportions, opening in to two sections enclosing leather stationery compartments, a writing surface, an ivory letter opener and a brass ink well holder (inkwell missing), a

A highly decorative red leather and timber strapped travelling trunk, English or French, circa 1900 with American retailers label. 70 cm high, 92 cm wide, 52 cm deep

A cedar campaign bed, Australian, circa 1850, approx. 164 cm high, 198 cm wide, 130 cm wide. Provenance: ex Patuncaty (Northern Midlands, Tasmania), ex Kaye Pickett Colonial Auction c. 1835

Pair of carved travelling alter wall brackets, Collapsible with mirror backs C1900

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

An Edwardian mahogany and inlaid Sheraton style 'Bijouterie' display table. The top has an eight sided glazed display case with lift up lid. Note: tables like these are used to display jewellery, military medals and small precious objects. Height 71 cm; to

Pair of 19th century brass 'Campaign' handles from cabinet furniture

A vintage steel 'Military' trunk. A vintage steel 'Military' trunk

English mahogany double pedestal campaign desk, the rectangular top inset with green tooled leather, brass pull hardware. Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Bowral, NSW

The sea chaplains : a history of the Chaplains of the Royal Navy. Plus three. Oxford : Oxford Illustrated Press, 1978. 8vo. xx, 603 p., illustrated, facsims., ports. Blue cloth boards with gilt insignia. Dust jacket with light wear. Mild browning to upper

Orders, decorations and medals awarded to New Zealanders : an illustrated guide for collectors. Plus one. Auckland : G.P. Oldham, 1991. 8vo. 116 p., illustrated. Soft cover. Mild wear. G+. Plus, 'The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history' edited

Antique teak inlaid mahogany two height campaign bookcase, approx. 208 cm high, 105 cm wide

Antique leather bound travelling trunk, with cast metal flap locks and mounts, approx. 90 cm wide, 56 cm high

A pair of Italian Renaissance style iron and leather campaign style throne chairs as seen on HBO 'Game of Thrones'

Set of four Victorian Irish walnut balloon back campaign dining chairs by Ross & Co, Dublin with scroll moulded horizontal splats on turned baluster legs

A 1830 teak military secretaire, 5 drawers, 107 cm high, 109 cm wide and 50 cm deep, engraved Mr A.K.N Tremearne, together with A Journal of the Proceedings on board Honorable East India Company's ship, Charles Grant from Port of London to China, commanded

A pair of Italian Renaissance style iron and leather campaign style throne chairs

A mahogany campaign style desk, the rectangular table with brass capped rounded corners above three drawers with recessed brass pull handles and upon trestle bases with further metal trims. Height 77.5 cm. Width 71 cm. Length 135.5 cm

An early 20th century travelling artist’s easel. 55 cm high folded, 38 cm wide

A Colonial kauri campaign desk opened with writing slope above drawers and cupboards with an upstand back closed to a trunk form. Height 120 cm. Width 92 cm. Depth 60 cm

A Victorian gentleman's black leather and gilt brass travelling toilet case containing various necessary boxes, bottles, flask, mirror and implements by J.W Allen 379, the strand London. Length 42 cm

Victorian mahogany folding campaign chair. Carved, with leaf finials to uprights. Later padded upholstery which prevents full closing action. Height 102 cm

A late Victorian mahogany campaign desk, the cross stretcher legs opening with the top to reveal a leather fitted interior compendium. Height 80 cm. Width 62 cm. Depth 62 cm

Pair of French World War I folding campaign chairs with green canvas seat and back supports

A burr walnut cutlery cabinet, circa 1890, the bullnose edged top set with brass plaque above three drawers with brass campaign handles. Height 25 cm. Length 52 cm. Width 40 cm

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