This striking custom black lacquered sideboard has a classic campaign design, fashioned out of two smaller chests, to create one larger unit, adorned in brass trim on sides and front. The left side features three symmetrical stacking drawers with full extension steel glides. The piece was custom designed to hold three deep fully finished drawers with a painted black interior and steel glides that provide full access to the entire drawer. The right cabinet is finished in a matching black interior and includes one adjustable height shelf. True to the original campaign design the brass corner braces add additional corner support and classic aesthetic. The inset drop bail brass pulls on the drawer fronts, doors and side of case lay recessed into a brass backplate. The handles to the sides are both decorative and functional and aid in handling of the cabinets. These diverse cabinets rest on a simple black open frame and can be disassembled to create two separate cabinets that sit flush with the floor keeping with the original campaign design. Both cabinets are held together with a flat bracket on the back panel. A classically designed cabinet of exceptional craftsmanship can be used throughout your home either as a sideboard/buffet in the dining room, a storage or entertainment piece for the living/family room, office or bedroom and the cabinets can be disassembled creating additional storage and space options. Separate these units can be used as end tables, nightstands, foyer cabinets and more. The diversity of these cabinets is simply limitless. For protection in shipping this item will ship disassembled. Some assembly required.
Condition Report: Original finish exhibits little signs of wear. Surface condition is good overall. Construction is strong and sturdy.
Place of Origin: Unknown
Date of Manufacture: Late 20th Century
Period: Late 20th Century
Materials and Techniques: Black Lacquer, Brass
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 64″ Wide x 30 1/4″ tall x 18″ deep each cabinet individually: 32″ Wide x 26″ tall x 18″ deep
History of Campaign Furniture:
Designed to be packed up and carried on the march. It has been used by traveling armies since at least the time of Julius Caesar, but it is commonly associated with British Army officers, many of whom had purchased their commissions. With the rise and expansion of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries the demand by the military, administrators and colonists increased. British officers of high social position in the Georgian and Victorian periods (1714–1901) often carried high-quality portable furniture.