Walnut Wellington Chest Campaign Desk Drawers Secretaire

Piece Description

- Come view this in our Hertfordshire showroom - just 25 minutes north of London
You are viewing a lovely Wellington chest hand crafted from the finest walnut. The chest gets its name from Duke of Wellington as he took this model of chest on battles with him in the last 18th Century which is why it is also referred to as a campaign desk. For modern day purposes this piece makes for a great space saver as it is both a chest and a small desk with the secretaire piece.
The secretaire / desk is the fold out section with the leather topped writing surface and the mini drawers and cubby holes. This is were Wellington wrote his dispatches and you can probably just about fit a lap top. This piece has been lovingly crafted and you can only marvel at the amount of time and craftmanship that would have gone into its making. The piece also features four drawers for further storage space.
The chest also features intricate ormolu fittings. She has been repolished and is offered in perfect condition ready for home use right away.
- Viewings available - please let us know if you would like to view in our Hertfordshire showroom
- Note if you would like to view in our Herts showroom please contact us first as some of our goods are in storage but we can arrange for it to be ready for a viewing with slight advance warning
- Will ship to anywhere in the world - please get in touch for a shipping quote
- Please fire away with any questions or enquiries
- Our Hertfordshire antiques showroom is just 25 minutes north of London
- All our measurements are of the widest and tallest dimension
Dimensions in CM
Width x Depth x Height
53 x 40 x 114
Dimensions in Inches
Width x Depth x Height
21 x 16 x 45

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Wellington Chest - Both Desk and Chest Named After the Duke of Wellington

The Wellington chest is a tall, narrow storage chest, usually with 7 draws, one for every day of the week. Invented and named after the Duke of Wellington, after his victory over Napoleon at Battle of Waterloo in 1815 it is perhaps the most famous piece of campaign furniture.

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