Campaign Timber Chest of 5 Drawers, Honey
The Camel Fair is held next to the temple of Savitri in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Once a year over 80,000 camels, cows, sheep, goats and horses, some 200,000 merchants, farmers, bandits, thieves and a variety of human existence gather to find enlightenment and/or commerce. This is where Mary and John Newby from Arkaroola (N.S.Wales) went every year in the Twenties to select camel breeding stock for the Australian outback. Bringing along a stock of fine wines like Chateau Soutard and bottles of Vieille Reserve Armagnac 1883 to survive hardship, they strapped campaign boxes onto their Bentleys and headed to the desert for a week or so to live in tents. The various drawers held well-ironed khaki outfits and sundries, as well as prosciuttos and salamis, olives and pastas. Our collection de Voyage' is sunny and gay, finished with classic Grand Hotel labels from the Newby's travels attached to the outside. Another series is finished in two-tone honey. Both made in cherry and birch, with brass corners and hardware. Practical, decorative and very fun.