campaign furniture

campaign furniture

noun
furniture, as chests or desks, having metal hinges on the corners and handles on the sides.

Origin:
from the original use of such furniture by soldiers on campaign

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campaign furniture

in Europe, variety of portable furniture made for travel. Most of the surviving examples date from the 19th century and were made for Napoleon's campaigns; they include such items as small chests, folding seats, and washstands in three tiers resting on metal supports that could be unscrewed so that all the parts could be packed easily.

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