19th Century camphor wood secretaire military chest


Early 19th Century camphor wood secretaire military chest made for the Chinese export market, having a combination of seven drawers and with each drawer having the original brass recessed handles and decorated with ebony inlay stringing, having four graduated long drawers and a secretaire drawer at the centre flanked with a tall single drawer either side, the secretaire drawer pulls out to reveal a black leather writing surface decorated with blind and gilt tooling, lovely fitted interior with various compartments and a single drawer opening to reveal a pen tray and further compartments. The chest has brass and reeded ebonised mouldings, it splits in two for easy transportation and has the original brass carrying handles on the side of each piece and stands on turned feet. Circa 1840.


SKU: 3621.



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