One of the challenges faced by today’s re-enactor is obtaining historically correct and documentable portable furnishings allowing them to erect a temporary camp with appropriate equipage. This is the very same challenge faced by those persons of the past whom we seek to interpret. Their solution was to develop a wide variety of portable furniture that included many interesting and innovative ways of remaining lightweight, easy to pack, functional, yet stylistically elegant. This class of furniture is often referred to as “campaign furniture” and evolved among the English military officers during the mid-18th century and extensively refined and developed throughout the 19th century.
Daniel has begun producing accurate representations of various pieces of furniture for sale to the discerning re-enactor. His first offering is a simple table measuring 36 inches in length, 24 inches in width, and 29 inches in height. The design includes tapered legs in the Hepplewhite style. It features folding legs with a mechanism commonly found in the late 18th and early 19th century that includes a wooden spring and latch mechanism. It is constructed entirely of walnut with a clear finish for its intrinsic beauty. When folded, the table measures 36 inches in length, 24 inches in width, and 2-1/2 inches in height.