Campaign Chest

A fabulous campaign chest, dating from 1900-1910, and made in the Netherlands. It features the name ‘JHR L.C. Van Den Brandeler’ to the lid, lovely handles to each side, the original keys have been retained although one has snapped, and the lock is in working order. The chest has some damage, as expected for the age, including a split to the wood along the floor of the chest, and a split and chip out of the wood on the lid where the name appears so please do check the images. A unique opportunity to own part of history! 

Following extensive research we strongly believe the chest was commissioned for and belonged to General Major JHR Louis Christiaan Van Den Brandeler (1855-1911). ‘JHR’ stands for Jonkheer, a noble prefix, and this was able to be added to the family name after a patent of nobility was donated to Louis by Queen-Widow-Regent Emma, regent for Princess Wilhelmina between 1890-1898. Louis ended his military career as Governor of the Royal Military Academie in Breda from 1905-1911. 

The item may have some wear, including scratches / marks, in keeping with it’s age – please review the photos carefully and contact us for more information prior to purchase if this is of concern to you.


Height: 30cm / Width: 90cm / Depth: 32.5cm

Availability: 1 in stock

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