A monumental 19th century campaign chest made in China for a ship captain in pale camphor wood with ebony string inlay. Central compartment marked “LOG”, for ship’s log book ( main records kept by captain ). All original brasses and leather writing surface. Entire chest is camphor wood, except for a few cuby partitions which are old mahogany, possibly replaced. Rare that it has 3 handles per side on top & bottom sections. Chest never had feet. Circa 1850-1870.