The exterior has been completely re-furbished with Jacobean stain and is protected by no fewer than 15 coats of hand-applied polyurethane. This is a serious example of mid-century routing craftsmanship using the finger joint method of joinery for the corners. The hardware is original or replaced with new.The brass plate is suitable for engraving. The custom-built interior safely accommodates 22 pens in the main compartment and 22 in the drawer for a total of 44 and is lined with ultra-soft Silver/Gray faux suede. The pen slots in this case are a generous 7/8" wide on centers and 8 1/4" long in the main compartment and 8 in the drawer. The medallion is the semi-precious Green Ripplestone. To ensure the highest standard of quality, every process I use to re-furbish these elegant showpieces is completed entirely by hand.
If you or somebody you know deserve the best.. I could not find a quality, attractive and functional pen chest at an affordable price so I decided to make my own. Most of my cases are made from 30 to 100 -year-old vintage and antique silverware storage chests.
I restore and re-furbish them into exquisite one-of-a-kind fountain pen storage/display chests of superior quality at an affordable price. Please compare the features and value of my cases with the others on the market.I start with silverware storage cases, preferably vintage or antique, because they are generally made with better materials and workmanship. First, I take the case apart and remove all the interior materials. Then I strip the exterior of any decades old varnish, paint or stain and sand it by hand down to new wood to prepare it for staining.
The stains and methods I use enhance the grains and the exterior is protected with at least 15 coats of hand-applied polyurethane. The case is then re-assembled. Because chests come in many sizes the interior is completely custom built by hand. The fabric is ultra-soft faux suede and the medallion is a semi-precious gemstone. NOT Mahogany "finish" or plywood or particle board.Polyurethane Finish Applied by Hand. NOT sprayed on commercial coating that covers the grain.
NOT cheap plastic or sprayed on flocking. Built and Re-furbished in the USA. NOT stamped out on an assembly line.I have many customers that own two, three or even four of my cases. My fountain pen collection lives in 18 of my cases.
Please let me know if you have specific needs in a storage / display case. I will research, recommend, design and custom build a chest to your specs as long as it is within my areas of expertise. Below are just a few of the feedback I have received.
It is beautiful, a work of art! It is beyond my expectations! You, sir, are not only a craftsman, but a master craftsman of the old, old school. There are very few people like you. This belongs in a museum and when I pass, it will be willed to a museum as an outstanding example of master restoration.
Your name as the craftsman will be permanent mounted in the chest. I will proudly display it and when it goes on display, in a month or so when I have time to take my pens out of storage, I will send you a photo. Use me as a reference in any way that you want.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul! Good morning Larry Just to say that the pen storage chest arrived yesterday and is absolutely excellent.You must have put many hours of effort into bringing it to this condition and your craftsmanship is well rewarded. It will just about cover my immediate need but I may well have to contact you in the future if the collection hopefully! Many thanks and kind regards. I'll be following your auctions in the future, as I need a few more cases, and hopefully you'll be listing some that hold more pens. Dear Larry, My pen chest just arrived this evening.
I'm a so pleased and wowed by your attention to detail and craftsmanship! I shall leave you a raving review. The packing was better than I've ever seen, ever in my whole life. Holy smokes, you have a very, very pleased customer here. You are a true artist.
PERFECT - even more lovely than I imagined - worth every penny and more! Gorgeous finish on the wood's grain. Couldn't possibly be better.Heirloom quality; perfect package protection; fast responses; friendly; helpful! Gorgeous craftsmanship & True artistry!!! I'm a repeat customer d6 Extraordinarily beautiful pen display case. Thank You A++++ ih And many, many more! I have a fairly large collection of fountain pens and needed a way to store, protect and display them. I looked at the products that were available and found that in most cases they were cheaply built and/or very expensive. Most of my pens are vintage or antique so I looked for a way to make a storage vessel that was in the age group of my collection. I found I could refurbish silverware storage chests and jewelry boxes that would fit more than 20, 30, 50 and sometimes over one hundred pens at a fraction of the cost of some of the nicer commercial products. Every case is refurbished by hand and incorporates a custom built storage system that I invented. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "FOUNTAIN PEN STORAGE DISPLAY CHEST, #696, HAND-CRAFTED, 44 PENS, MAHOGANY, USA" is in sale since Saturday, February 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pen Accessories\Cases".
The seller is "sheltered_pen" and is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Uruguay.