Examples of Nautical and Maritime Antiques for Research and Education

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Edwardian Yacht Campaign Chest with four drawers and in two parts, England, early 20th Century - light color Mahagony and other wood (for the frame) with original brass fittings and drawer handles, drawers with dovetail construction, second drawer with leather writing plate inserted - 63 x 93 x 53 cm (25 x 36 1/2 x 17 3/4 inch) - ready for the living room, saloon or yacht (original condition and Patina, cleaned and light restoration only) - a rare piece from the Golden Age of Edwardian Yachting - Private North American Collection

In German: Yacht-Kommode mit vier Schubladen und integrierter Schreibplatte, in zwei Teilen, England, Anfang 20. Jhd. - helles Mahagonie, mit originalen Messing Beschlägen und versenkten Messing Griffen - 63 x 93 x 45 cm - wohnfertig (originaler Zustand und Patina, gereinigt und leicht restauriert) - das verwendete Holz (Mahagonie statt der sonst in der Zeit meist verwendeten Eiche) lässt auf einen wohlhabenden Eigner bzw. Kapitän schliessen. Eventuell wurde dieses Stück auch in einer britischen Übersee Kolonie hergestellt. Ein seltenes Stück aus der Blütezeit der großen Segelyachten und der ausgehenden Kolonialzeit.

Yacht Mahogony Chest of Drawers - Edwardian
Commode de Marine, debut XXe en 2 parties * Photo Copyright is with us *

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Provenance: Private Collection, previously removed from a Country House in Cornwall.

Mahogony Yacht Campaign Chest of Drawers, British or Colonies, Edwardian (early 20th Century)
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For easy transport this item can be seperated in two parts - Für den leichten Transport wurde dieses Möbelstück in zwei Teilen konzipiert, die einzeln getragen werden können.


The red leather of the writing plate has been changed at some time during the last century. The plate can be lifted to store papers in the drawer. The inset brass handles at the drawers and the brass bound edges are typical features of such Marine Campaign Furniture. The drawers have a dovetail construction for sturdy durability. Please note on the following photos that one piece of wood has been used for both side parts (the pattern of the wood is continued), which is a sign for a marine chest of good quality:

Right Side: and the Left Side


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There are some signs of age and use (such as light cracks, wear, light scratches etc.) - as it can be expected with such a furniture. These have not been removed during cleaning and restoration, since they are part of the Patina. When visiting an English Country House which is decorated with the original furniture you will note that items are preserved exactly like this. Following my experience with other chests condition is overall very good. All brass material is there and is original. All drawers can be opened easily and this prestigious marine furniture is suitable for daily use as well.