A Fine Anglo-Chinese Campaign Desk


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+44 (0)7831 561042


  • £13,500.00
  • €15,850 Euro
  • $17,969 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A Fine Anglo-Chinese Campaign Desk

A fine Chinese Export Campaign Desk of solid padouk, the drawers with an inlaid line of ivory and turned horn pulls set within dished housing. This flush finish to the drawer fronts being a good looking innovation that will assist with efficient and safe packing of the desk for travel. Camphorwood has been used for the drawer linings and other secondary cabinet work. The small top right-hand drawer is divided for writing implements, a baize lined slide-out writing surface immediately below which is supported in use by the pull-outs from either side, as is usually found on a bureau-bookcase of this Georgian period. Evidently this desk was originally designed to serve all day-to day needs of the English or perhaps American owner serving in the Far East during the eighteenth century; the lower centre drawer was originally fitted as a gentleman's dressing drawer or Beau Brumell, a slide over panel, dividers and contents now sadly removed.
Chinese circa 1800.
each pedestal h.23 in x w13.25 in
space between pedestals 17.75 in
space height 23 in
overall width 45.25 in x d.21 in x h.35.5 in
height to writing surface 30.5 in


  • H: 77cm (30.5in)


19th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
W11 2DY
United Kingdom


Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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