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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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

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 ňúThis chair Was Believed to be Carried in the great war of the Rebellion from

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

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

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

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

Early folding campaign chair. Ladder backed, and woollen upholstered height 79 cm