|Project by MacConmara||posted 09-29-2016 11:41 AM||486 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a replica of an 18th century Cave’ a Liqueur or liqueur box. It is similar to designs found from this period which would have accompanied ranking officers on their campaigns. It is crafted from solid walnut and all edges are covered in inlaid brass angles using an old “screw rivet” technique. The top is Madrone veneer marquetry inlaid with the Special Forces regimental crest hand cut in sheet silver and ebony veneer. The edging is inlaid with banding reminiscent of the Broze Star Medal. A solid brass lock is mortised in the front piece. Brass quadrant hinges and inset brass handles complete the hardware. Inside a green flocked interior protects an Italian cut crystal decanter and 12 cut crystal liqueur glasses, one for each man on an SF “A-Team”. Under the flocked interior is a secret compartment designed to hold a full-sized semi-automatic pistol.
Sold for $2,000 at auction last September.