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Campaign Officer’s Desk


The Campaign Officer’s Desk is a unique design from The African Touch’s stable of innovative desks.

Each desk is carefully handcrafted by a mastercraftsmen using traditional dovetail joinery. Only the finest solid African hardwood is used in its construction together with solid brass fittings and a genuine leather writing pad.

The result is a signature piece of superb value.

The desk comes as ‘knock-down’ for safe and cost effective shipping and is very easy to assemble using instructions and a diagram supplied. Please click on ‘Add to quote’ below to get a quote including shipping to your address.

For more information on this wonderful campaign desk please see ‘Product details’ below.

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The Design

Richard Lowe designed The African Touch’s Campaign Officer’s Desk. The design follows the traditional campaign furniture built by the master cabinetmakers of the 18th and 19th century. These fine craftsmen were commissioned by Officers in the British Army. They had to build exquisite pieces that were practical to set up on the campaign trail.
The shaped legs of our campaign desk hinge on the brass connecting rod. By removing the solid brass bolt the legs fold and the connecting rod can be laid alongside. This facilitates transport and installation. The cover for the writing pad folds up and over when in use. If required, we can fit a lock to this cover for added security of laptops or other devices. Two large spacious drawers flank the writing pad. A stationary drawer opens underneath it.

The Construction

Our Officer’s Desk is beautifully handmade with world-class joinery. Dovetail joints are perfectly cut to give a signature piece of superb value and impeccable construction. This office desk is built from solid hardwood throughout.

The Material

Our material of choice is Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak. This timber is extremely hard and dense. It has a magnificent deep red brown natural colour and grain. The writing pad is covered in genuine leather, in line with the opulence of the piece.

The Fittings

We commission the production of all the solid brass fittings. Corner blocks and straps are cast in the United Kingdom and the brass connecting rod is machined to our specs in South Africa. The drawers slide on imported Danish stainless steel roller bearing slides.

Uses of the Campaign Officer’s Desk

At 1330mm (53 inches) wide and 600mm (24 inches) deep the Officer’s Desk will fit into most spaces. It is used in top end Safari Lodge or hotel rooms, private dens or lounge areas. If you wish to commission a bespoke piece to suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note the height of the writing pad when the top flap is opened is 750mm (30″). When closed the top of the desk is 840mm or 34″.

The Campaign Desk is often accompanied by our Okavango Chair or Kruger Chair.

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Weight 112 kg
Dimensions 136 × 64 × 32 cm

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Lacquer finish:

To protect your lacquered finish please place your Campaign Officer’s Desk away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month, sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

5 reviews for Campaign Officer’s Desk

  1. Ambelene Freemantle

    I received my incredible stunning beautiful magnificent desk today and it has washed away all fear I had of never receiving this spectacular piece of furniture.
    Truly it is an heirloom and I pray that when I am dead and gone one day that it will be passed down from generation to generation.

    Thank you for the incredible workmanship of this beautiful desk.
    Ambelene Freemantle
    South Africa

  2. Danielle Belopotosky

    Love the desk and chair. thank you!

  3. Bruce Beckley

    Very happy with my order.

  4. Klaus

    Beautiful piece – delivered safely to the other side of the world to my sitting room!

  5. Mariette Van der Merwe

    A real gem!

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When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.


For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

We offer a 15 year warranty on your Campaign Desk for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.

We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.

We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.

We offer 10% discount for orders of 5 or more desks, and to Professional designers and decorators. The discount will reflect in your quote.

Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).

The Campaign Officer’s Desk packs very conveniently for international shipping. The legs disassemble easily and the brass connecting bar unbolts. The desk ‘box’ is packed with soft Air-o-thene packing into a thick walled cardboard box. The legs and connecting rods are then carefully wrapped and the whole sealed. Loose bolts, joining screws etc will be placed in a packet in one of the drawers. The Campaign Officer’s Desk can be sent either by airfreight to your nearest airport, or by sea freight.

An excellent chair to go with the Campaign Officer’s Desk is the Okavango Leather Chair. It has also been designed to flat pack for economic shipping.

Questions? Call +27 68 246 2513