Did you know that one of the earliest forms of container shipping was the campaign or military chest? With the onset of the Napoleonic War and continuing through much of the 19th century, British military officers often found themselves being shipped off to the far corners of the Empire. So too were their belongings. With the heavy-duty side handles, flush drawer handles and brass fittings, these two-part chests were designed to be endlessly loaded and unloaded. And what sets this chest apart from the majority is the secretaire–a rare and valuable feature.
While you can only imagine the distant lands to where this stunning teak campaign chest has ventured, you can be certain to discover it only at Mill House Antiques.
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