For those looking for truly the ultimate in one-up-manship on the hallowed greens of Croquet lawns around the World; this super-enriched casket, has it all.
Originally designed and made back in the early eighties for the opening of a famous British store in New York City. Housed in inch and a quarter kiln dried Burma teak, this magnificent piece echoes’ bygone times of the British Raj; with military corners and straps being hand cut into this beautiful hardwood casket.
To transport this to one’s lawn for play, two scalloped carrying handles, complete with goldplated solid brass back-flap hinges enable this very heavy pieces to be carried by two. Inside the casket, there is first a hidden false floor which hinges open to reveal six cast iron and hand-painted World Championship Croquet wickets, each held in place with clips to prevent movement and soiling the rest of the casket with earth. Once closed, this flap, trimmed with the finest quality English wool Billiard cloth, there lies a specially designed and hand-painted “Deadness Board” – the essential scoring tool which indicates by a series of hinged and different coloured flaps, each player’.
Hand-turned by our master turner out of kiln-dried and seasoned hardwood, these magnificent garden Chess pieces are weighted for stability and lacquered to withstand a sudden downpour of English rain!
A complete set of 34 pieces (yes, we include extra Queens for Castling) are raised slightly by an inserted rubber ring to remove contact with the damp ground for longevity.
This set will be the talk of your parties and a great amusement either in the garden or on a beautiful marble entrance hall. Classic; understated elegance and attention to detail, second to none. “One instinctively knows when something is right”.
Handmade to order over a 4 to 6 month period in hardwoods of your choice – each piece is individually boxed so they can be stowed safely away when the weather turns is inclement.
Price available on request – this is due to the different wood finishes it’s available in.