Décor Dictionary: Military Chest

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Military Chest(or Campaign Chest) is a sturdy chest of drawers most popular during the 18th and 19th century. The chest was specifically designed to be carried and used by officers on military campaigns. Typically, a military chest dismantles into two halves with removable feet and often has flush or hidden handles – all to ease mobility. A military chest is easily recognizable by its brass capped corners and the strap work between the drawers – originally added to strengthen and protect the edges of these pieces as they were moved.  

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Posted on September 25, 2013, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love reading a bit of history about an object. Makes it so much more interesting than just looking at pictures!

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