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A fantastic antique metamorphic campaign chest of drawers and washstand. With ingenious mechanism by which on raising the top the whole section opens to reveal a marble washstand with mirror. 

Made from  stunning flame mahogany veneer with its original marble top. On the underside of the lid is its original mirror. Dating from around the middle of the 19th Century, these were often used on steamer ships in a cpatains cabine, as could be opened to use as washstand and then closed. A wonderful period piece perfect to incorporate into a modern home to add soul and character to a space. 


The marble has been damaged and repaired. Some missing veneer in places. Some signs of historic woodworm. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


closed - 81 cm width, 48 cm depth, 94 cm height

open  - floor to marble height 74 cm, 58 cm depth, 140 cm height

About Us

We are a family business and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!

We use third party couriers to delivery large items. North Ireland will incur a surcharge, ask for a quote.

Viewing of items is always welcome. The Retrobarn is based in Flamstead, Hertfordshire and is open by appointment.

All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured, and signed for. 

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Thanks Dawn & Stephen


Antique Marble Campaign Ship Washstand Metamorphic Vanity Stand Chest of Drawers

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