- There are original samples of some pretty neat pieces of campaign
furniture in various historic sites across the land, Fort George,
par example, has a neat two piece dresser/desk on display in the
officers' quarters. While this stuff was not cheap at the time,
auctions of the belongings of unfortunate comrades made the stuff
available to less well-healed officers. The problem came with
transportation of the stuff from post to post. A subaltern had to
pay extra shipping to get anything beyond the basics transported from
one post to another.
An officer at an encampment? I would speculate on him having only a
few very basic necessities--like a comfortable sleeping arrangement
but not chairs and side tables. There are Peninsula War diaries
showing subalterns sleeping al fresco with their greatcoats as cover--
no teak chairs, marquis tents, etc.
I recall a Rev War event commemorating the Battle of White Plains a
number of years ago. You had to park a few miles from the campsite
meaning that everything had to be hauled in on the backs of the
participants. The campsites were remarkably free of tables, chairs,
cumbersome cookware, etc. Reenactors had chosen carefully the items
that they were willing to haul in to the campsite on their backs.