Antique Campaign Chests also known as the Antique Military Chest, was introduced in the late 18th Century during the Napoleonic wars. These chests were built by cabinet makers to dismantle, usually into two sections as the officer would transport them around the world during the war, as the soldiers camps would move around quite often and he needed to store his clothes, valuables and equipment safely away. They would usually have brass carrying handles on the sides and also brass strapping for added stability as they did get knocked around quite a lot during travels. These lovely characterful antique chests would usually be in camphor wood or teak and quite often stamped by makers names. One of the renowned makers was Army & Navy CSL, which stands for The Army and Navy Co-operative Society Ltd from the Victorian period and they had stores was worldwide also selling other military equipment. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.