Campaign Officer’s Desk

R17,850.00

R17,850.00

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The African Touch’s Campaign Officer’s Desk follows the design tradition of the master cabinetmakers of the 18th and 19th century who were commissioned by Officers in the British Army to build campaign furniture pieces that were not only exquisitely handcrafted but also practical to set up when on the campaign trail.

Our Officer’s Desk is beautifully handmade with world-class joinery perfectly cut to give a signature piece of superb value. We commission the production of all the solid brass fittings with the corner blocks and straps being cast in the United Kingdom and the brass connecting rod being machined to our specs in South Africa. The writing pad is genuine leather supplied by our Bulawayo tanner.

For more information on this wonderful campaign desk please see ‘Description’ below

Description

Description

The Design

Richard Lowe designed The African Touch’s Campaign Officer’s Desk. The design follows the tradition 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 tio suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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

Looking after the Campaign Officer’s Desk

Looking after the Campaign Officer’s Desk

Please place the desk away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply 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.

For the leather writing pad, we recommend you use Hide Food. We carry stocks of Hide Food in our outlets should you require it.

Firstly clean the leather with a damp cloth. Hide Food should always be applied using a lint free cloth, a natural or synthetic sponge using an even circular motion. Drying is temperature related but the cream generally dries in a couple of minutes after which it can be buffed with a polish brush or soft cloth. It will renovate and provide an elegant lustre.

Details

Details

  • Origin: Zimbabwe
  • Finishes: Lacquer
  • Material: Zambezi Teak & African Mahogany

Additional Information

  • The cabinet of Campaign Officer’s Desk is expertly made using through dovetail and sliding dovetails joints. These are the strongest and most rigid joints for this type of construction. The drawers are similarly constructed.
  • The Campaign Officer’s Desk is constructed of solid African hardwood right through, even for the drawer bases and other hidden parts for which other makers use cheaper man made boards.
  • Sizes & weights:
Timber Type Width Depth Height Weight
Zambezi Teak 1300mm (52”) 600mm (24”) 750mm (30”) 115kg (250lbs)
African Mahogany 1300mm (52”) 600mm (24”) 750mm (30”) 70kg (150lbs)

Material used: Two African hardwoods are available:

  • Zambezi Teak (Baikiaea plurijuga) formerly known as Rhodesian Teak . Very hard with exceptional colour and grain.
  • African Mahogany

Shipping

Shipping

The Campaign Officer’s Desk is wrapped in Air-o-Thene and crated in double thickness cardboard crate. The legs of the Campaign Officer’s Desk are securely wrapped and strapped in Air-o-Thene.

Packed Sizes

Width Depth Height
Cabinet 1325mm (53”) 625mm (25”) 225mm (9”)
Legs mm (”) mm (”) mm (”)

Approximate shipping costs Campaign Officer’s Desk:

USA $400.00
Europe $350.00
Asia $350.00
Australia New Zealand $550.00
Russia $550.00
North, West East Africa $550.00
Southern Africa Per destination

Guarantee

Guarantee

We offer a 15-year warranty on your Campaign Officer’s 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.

Discounts offered

Discounts offered

For orders of 5 or more desks we offer a 10% discount. For large orders including multiple products please contact us for our offer.

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