Friday, February 11, 2011

Campaign Furniture's Timeless Style

Campaign chests have brass plates on the corners to avoid damage during transit.  They were often made in two pieces with brass side handles for easy carry.  Campaign Chest of Drawers in Teak from Michael Donaldson Antiques.

Originally commissioned in the late 1700's by military officers traveling to posts abroad, campaign furniture was designed to easily dismantlewithin minutes using a single screwdriver.  It was a status symbol amongst officers to see who could keep up with the latest styles at home.  Campaign furniture was often made near the posts so local materials, such as teak, were used giving the pieces an exotic flair.