ENGLISH BRASS-MOUNTED OAK CAMPAIGN CHEST W/ SECRETARY DESK
In two parts | circa mid-19th century | a very fine presentation
Item # 209PKP28S
An exquisite mid-19th century British campaign chest crafted in two self-contained parts with a desk hidden inside of one of the upper drawers, it features a solid golden-oak primary wood with a silky patina throughout. Entirely pure with only a few brass straps that have been carefully replaced over the years, the chest remains in exquisite condition with a glowing surface and tight joinery. All drawers are expertly crafted with scratched-bead borders, crisp hand-cut dovetails and beautifully crafted brass hardware - they slide easily in and out of the case. The center-most top drawer is fitted with a fall-front that opens to reveal a gilt-tooled leather writing surface before a false plate that is set in grooves; this is lifted to reveal the satinwood veneered set of two small drawers over a single broad drawer under four pigeon-holes with cupid's-bow valances. The entire case rests over original turned oak feet. It is a very fine piece in a beautifully preserved state.
Measurements: 44 1/4" H x 18 1/2" D x 38 1/2" W; writing desk is 34 1/2" H from the ground, 18" D x 16 3/8" W
A very fine overall surface, early and well-preserved with the expected use/scuffs of time preserved under wax; a few of the brass corner-wraps are replaced, otherwise original hardware; original feet; no keys; a very fine pure piece.