Packing Case Chest


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A British military officer would have had his own chest of drawers made to take with him on his commission. The fine mahogany finish would be vulnerable to scratching and damage from being moved around, so it would have a custom outer case to protect it. Once the officer arrived at his destination, he could also use the packing case as an additional storage piece, or throw a cloth over one half of it and use it as a table. It is rare to find the packing cases, as they were not considered as fine and weren’t treated carefully. This case retains its original painted black finish and lock and key. We have had shelves made for the interior so it is perfect for folded clothing, linen or just about anything. The turned legs are removable. A great find.

20″ deep x 40″ wide x 47″ high