Campaigning

Starting a few years ago, I became a total freak for campaign furniture.  If you aren't in the loop, campaign furniture is a style which evolved as a way of making high quality furniture portable, so that it could be taken to war or on a African safari or on some other fabulous journey.  

You can recognize campaign furniture because it typically incorporates design elements such as hinges for making the piece more compact, brass bumpers and other protective hardware, and drawer pulls that are flush with the surface.  

Found this English campaign desk, cerca 1820, on The Buzz On Antiques

Found this English campaign desk, cerca 1820, on The Buzz On Antiques

Vanessa De Vargas's green campaign chests give me hives of joy

Vanessa De Vargas's green campaign chests give me hives of joy

A year ago, it was time for me to man up and buy an adult couch.  I was set on a brown leather chesterfield (what's not to like) , but then I stumbled on this campaign sofa at Danish Modern Noho.  It's as if it had been lying in wait for me.  I walked into the store and it jumped up and bit.  My life peaked that day.

Emma's living room sofa.  Rosewood campaign sofa with brass detail.

Emma's living room sofa.  Rosewood campaign sofa with brass detail.

Well, this whole post came about because I was so pleased to spot a campaign chest in Anjelica Huston's Broadway-Producer office on the show Smash.  I give it a standing O.

Smash: Season 2, Episode 10

Smash: Season 2, Episode 10