This ca. 1830s Traveling Military Field/Campaign Desk on Stand has a feature that in my research did not find one like it. Tucked in each side cubby is pullout brass candle sticks, offering the Captain light as he sat in the dark of his tent documenting the day’s events and other important happenings. They are securely attached inside cabinet and can be slid out. They then can be folded outward and adjusted over the writing area. The cabinet is walnut and measures 23 ¼ inches in length by 10 ¼ wide by 17 inches high. The cabinet sits recessed in, on the stand below that measures 24 ½ inches long by 12 inches wide; total height of both pieces measures 42 ½ inches tall. When desk front is open the working space measures 15 ½ inches deep. This drop down writing space is supported by two brass chains. The cabinet has a brass handle on each side to lift and move. On the top of the cabinet seams have brass coverings at front. This is not only attractive but afforded reinforcement of these seams that I’m certain took a lot of jostling around. Brass can also be found on front corners. And there is a keyhole with a key included. This desk is in amazingly good condition and I would guess was well taken care of by its Captain. Aside from some light cleaning, it is as we found it in upstate New York. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
Ca. 1830s Traveling Military Field/Campaign Desk