antique pine stacking storage cupboard or campaign chest 1850



| $1,658 USD | €1,411 EUR

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A rare and interesting pine stacking cupboard or deed safe, usually found in solicitor's or dignitary's offices for safe keeping of documents and deeds.
Often referred to as campaign chests, military use, but seems too big for that!
The idea is to be able to grab the cupboard sections and take to safety when needed, maybe in case of fire or flood.
Not often found complete, the cupboard sections can easily be separated over time.
This is a mid 19th century example, featuring a fine moulded break front cornice, original brass escutcheons, external iron hinges, plain decorative detail and round turned feet.
Big iron carrying handles on each section.
Dove tailed construction throughout.
The cupboard is in good condition, no damage, no worm.
The paint is original on the panels, a warm butter milk shade, finely crackled, the remainder of the body has been over- painted in the original off-cream to tidy the quite worn look.
Inside the original paint remains, a Gustavian blue, overpainted again, maybe in the 1920ies with a pale sage green. The blue could be revealed entirely by scraping.
Every section has a working lock and key and is fitted with one loose shelf.
Easy to transport as it separates into the three sections.
These pieces are rare....useful in lounge, kitchen, office etc.
1420mm wide
2000mm high
560mm deep
460mm internal depth
Delivery 85 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.
Please note that all our furniture is treated for wood worm, regardless if it has worm or not, using a very effective, non toxic environmentally sound product. Any wood worm damage worth mentioning will be stated in the description.
Internal Ref: CPBA089


Height = 200 cm (79")
Width = 142 cm (56")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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