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Travelling chest


Object connections:

Collection Furniture, Decorative art
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
User collections Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Cooper, Anthony Ashley

Object details:

Object ID AAA3617
Description Naval officer's travelling, writing and toilet chest. Oak with mahagany veneer. Top raises to reveal folding mirror, lidded boxes, compartments fitted for writing and toilet equipment. Contains two glass bottles, a round wooden box and razors. There is a pull-out green baize writing slope, large zinc-lined drawer with aperture for washing bowl, deep drawer and a drawer with a tin tray.
Date made Late 18th to early 19th century

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oak; mahogany veneer; brass
Measurements Overall: 914 x 711 x 508 mm
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