Conversion of cutlery canteen to multi-drawer jewellery casket
The client wished to convert a large cutlery canteen to a jewel casket. The canteen had a split and warped lid and a faulty lock. The finish was an ancient dark varnish. After stripping, the lock and splits were repaired and the box was waxed to bring the natural oak grain look. All cutlery fittings were removed and the drawers were lined with a tan skiver. Individual ring compartments were constructed to the client’s specification. In addition, a secret lower compartment was inserted in the lower drawer. The joints that were constructed, were overlaid in dark blue skiver and individually gold tooled.