Produced to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee - what else a leather bound Bucking Palace that converts into Roulette and drinks cabinet!
This we hope will be the first of a series of pieces from a new range entitled ICONIC FACADES where famous buildings will be recreated in leather and other materials and form boxes for different items, from games to liquor to jewels etc.
Modelled on HM The Queen's most famous residence, BUCKINGHAM PALACE we have created a simply stunning model in printed leather of this magnificent building. Measuring over 2 metres (6.5 ft) in length and over half a metre high (1.64 ft), this has been quite a mammoth task and has taken over 3 months to handcraft.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Geoffrey Parker piece without a few surprises...................when lifting the Sterling silver flag pole which is tipped with a Diamond and the Royal Stanard flag (which is always flown wherever the monarch is in residence) one removes the centre section of the "roof" revealing a wooden Roulette wheel. This, in turn, allows access the east and west wings of the "roof" which are emblazoned with the Union Jack flag and when turned over reveal full Roulette layouts in gaming cloth and beneath leather-bound lift out trays for the 2,400 professional casino clay chips stowed neatly away. And of course, there is a Roulette marker and Croupier's rake to complete all you need for the game.
The front of the "palace" is resplendent in the subtle tones of Portland stone complete with sentries on guard and the iconic Royal balcony. Whilst the on the back and an often unseen view (unless you have been lucky enough to be invited to a Garden Party) is the garden view of the Palace.
And to entertain your guests, we have concealed within the wings of the "Palace" slide out drawers lined in finest Billiard cloth, a full compliment of hand-cut British crystal stemware in the form of two square spirit decanters with six matching glasses for whiskeys etc., two splendid ship's decanters for Cognac and Port . Whilst the centre "balcony" section stows a facsimile of a Military drum which is an ice bucket bestowed with the Royal Household's regalia for Champagne and is surrounded by six Champagne flutes, two brandy balloons and a pair of port glasses.
The "Palace" sits on a raised plinth in Military maroon Billiard cloth simulating The Mall's colour while also using the same cloth as has been used to make Military dress uniforms for the British Army for hundreds of years.
Each piece is numbered and signed by the Chairman.
Price: # E-IF/BP Printed leather Party at the Palace, complete; GB Pounds Sterling £19,995 + s