Campaign or Ship’s Chest
The circa 1830 mahogany campaign or ship's chest is a timeless, simple design, and this one is simpler than most as it is without the formal recessed brass pulls and corner reinforcements often found on chests of this type. This small 2-over-3-drawer configuration has turned knobs and turnip feet. The front features nicely-figured mahogany veneers.
The overly simple nature of this particular chest suggests it may have been made here in the maritimes, and is more likely a piece of ship's furniture than a military chest. The carcass is of typical 2-piece construction for easy transport, and the top section sits on several steel rods, locking to the bottom section with primitive forged hooks and eyes. Overall condition is very good and the diminutive size lends itself to fit almost anywhere.