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A 19th Century Military Campaign Camphor Wood Chest or Trunk with Brass Fittings

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Seller: tinsonant (1,982) 100%, Location: Aylesbury, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 232157794510 Here we have a stunning 19th century military campaign chest made from Camphor wood. Camphor wood was often used to house good and delicate objects while on military campaigns because the oils in the wood that have medicinal properties (and still smell strongly in this piece) are known to stop clothes from being attacked by insects and is believed to stop silver from tarnishing. This one is quite large in size and has recessed brass corners for protection and a recessed brass hinges and handles. A really quality antique piece that has some incredible history.It measures approximately 36" or 915mm wide x 19" or 483mm tall x 19" or 483mm deep . The box is in completely original condition and as such is a good candidate for cleaning and polishing. Someone with a skilled hand would be able to make this chest shine once again. The wood has a number of scratches and little nicks but this is all part of its history. It will clean up beautifully and is structurally sound. The hinges seem to have been replaced a number of years ago and done very well and one of the handles on the side has been replaced with an iron example while the other side retains its original folding brass example. Along with this there are a number of other small cosmetic issues that can be easily sorted out.All in all a superb trunk that once restored would bit in any home. As it stands a great piece for any restorer. Please make sure you view the photographs closely a they make up a large part of the description, if you need to know anything specific please just ask. Please my other items as I have a lot of high quality interesting items for sale. Please be aware that although postage is free within the UK preference will be given to offers from people who intend to collect. If no international postage is offered and you would like it sent anywhere in the world please contact me for a quote. Buyer collection is always possible (5 mins from J8 of the M40). IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR PICTURES PLEASE ASK.PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ME ASKING FOR A CHEAPER POSTAGE SERVICE. ALL ITEMS ARE SENT VIA A TRACEABLE METHOD WHICH IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH EBAY POLICY AND IS NON NEGOTIABLE. COMBINED POSTAGE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.International Bidders! Please note should the final price of this item be over £250 and your country not be able to accept International Tracked and Signed (most notably China, Italy and Norway) as a method of delivery then only the Global Priority (supplied upon request) method will be available. In that case no free delivery is available. Please check with Royal Mail or myself if you are unsure.All items will be sent by Recoded/Special Delivery and I will no accept any liability for any item not being delivered due to no signature being available. The Post Office insures all parcels up to £50 as a courtesy on all services (except Global Economy). Items selling for over £50 will only be sent via Special Delivery/Parcelforce (Inland) and International Signed for (or Airsure when available or Parcelforce equivalent). I always obtain proof of posting. All items will be packed to the highest standard using recycled materials. 1 day dispatch is only available on items paid within 24 hours of the auctions end, we post on Mondays and Tuesdays and any item paid for after the 24 hour period will be dispatched at our convenience. Any items arriving not as described (not including broken or lost) will be eligible for a refund of the item price and initial postage cost only, under no circumstances will return postage be refunded. 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In some cases your parcel will be sent via a different service than stated due to size and weight restrictions, this will in no way negatively affect any issues that may arise from a postage claim but may affect the estimated delivery time, if this is an issue please let me know as soon as possible. I will never charge you extra than the quoted price for an item being sent but equally you will never be entitled to a refund if postage is less than quoted no matter how large the difference. All items are from a pet owning and smoking home. Please note it is only the described item included in the listings, other items are for display purposes only. Also please note that any rating I give the item as for condition is my own personal opinion and may differ from how you rate the item. if you are in any doubt please don't hesitate to contact me. All my items are vintage or antique and as such are used, they will show signs of wear that would be expected on used items of age, any major imperfection will be stated in the listing but normal wear will not be, please ask if unsure. With any item sold by myself it is down to the buyer to pay any customs charges that should arise from importing the piece. Equally no liability can be assumed by the seller for any decision of said customs officers to refuse entry or destroy the item. It is up to the buyer to check that such an item is eligible for import. By bidding on this item you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions set out above. Condition: Please see full description, Age: 1800-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Camphor Wood, Product Type: Chests

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