British Campaign Furniture
Campaign funiture originally designed to be easily assembled and quickly folded up for use by traveling armies has been used for centuries. It wasn't until the 1800's that such British furniture companies as Sheraton, Hepplewhite, and Chippendale redesigned much of their line and engineered new pieces to "knock down" for the British army. Not only did their furniture need to be highly portable, lightweight, and exceptionally durable but it also needed to be comfortable and beautiful to ensure the British officers the luxuries of home while traveling to distant lands. The blending of timeless functionality and elegance led to an unmatched style of furniture that was impervious to weather, virtually indestructible, and visually stunning.
Furniture with a Past...
If you would like to learn more we suggest reading Nicolas A. Brawer's book, British Campaign Furniture: Elegance under Canvas 1740-1914. Published in 2001 with over 275 illustrations, including 140 plates in full color, it is the most comprehensive compilation of historical information on the subject.
We invite you to browse our website and catch a glimpse of the granduer of a bygone era. Recreate the "under canvas" allure in your own home with our heirloom quality reproductions.
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Murray, KY, 42071