Antique Canteen, English, Oak, Campaign Cutlery, Specimen Drawers, Edwardian
Our Stock # 18.8268
This is an antique canteen. An English, fine oak campaign cutlery case by Mappin & Webb, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910.
- Exceptional quality and of comprehensive arrangement
- Fine craftsmanship and form presents opportunity for use as a quality specimen cabinet
- Displaying a desirable aged patina and in very good order
- Select oak shows superior grain interest and wisps of medullary rays
- Rich caramel hues beam beneath the wax polish finish
- Gently rolled lid with unmarked shield cartouche - ideal for personalised engraving
- Pair of field panel doors, dressed with an inset brass-lined lock — in working order, key present
- Three drawer interior, each fitted with brass shield backplates with recessed handles
- Drawers lined with striking cobalt blue velvet, with small plaques for each type of cutlery
- Of large service size, hosting 108 absent pieces - drawers can hold 36, 43 and 29pcs respectively
- Brass drop handles to either side for ease of carriage, in the campaign manner
- Benefits from a recently applied emerald green protective baize to base
- Maker's label for Mappin & Webb Ltd, London, Sheffield & Johannesburg
This is a delectable antique canteen, graced with superb quality and beautifully presented. Comprehensive and attractive, this example by Mappin & Webb is sure to appeal to any host or collector. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.
Max Width: 55cm (21.75'')
Max Depth: 41.5cm (16.25'')
Max Height: 24.5cm (9.75'')
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