Mahogany Shadow Box Display Case

This was a fun project! It’s a 16″ x 16″ mahogany shadow box display case, made from South African Mahogany with Chakte Kok inlays and lined with red velvet flocking. It’s 4″ high, with a 14″ x 14″ glass viewing area. Trimmed with brass hinges, lid stays, lock & key!

What is a shadow box?

A shadow box is an enclosed glass-front display case containing an object or objects presented in a thematic grouping with artistic or personal significance. The grouping of the objects and the depth effect created by their relative heights from the backing creates a dramatic visual result. **

By tradition, shadow boxes are typically presented to members of the military upon retirement. These shadow boxes will usually contain the various medals and awards a person has earned through a military career, the flags of both their country and their military service branch, and their final badge of rank. **

** Wikipedia: Shadow Box

If you’d like to have a mahogany shadow box display case made for you, or your loved one, contact me to discuss! Got something else in mind? We can design one together, specifically for you!

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