Recently I asked Max Parker, the owner of Geoffrey Parker of London, whether or not he had made anything of interest lately. I expected his response would be something to do with an Arab sheik or perhaps a racing car driver but he trumped me by sending me an email describing his latest project for a Chinese private client. It's better I don't explain it because the way Max describes it reminds me of those 90's voice overs on the mega yachts of the rich and famous. Over to you Max:
Encased in beautiful matt Dragon red Ostrich and weighing 45 kilos, a stunning armoire holding a wonderfully hand carved and painted set of Ox bone and Bamboo Mah Jong tiles, by China's foremost carver. These are then encased in gold plated holders engraved with Chinese dragons and inlaid with Ostrich to the underside and set within suede lined Ostrich trays. Then we have installed a Cuban cigar humidor complete with double humidifying units, a cigar cutter and temperature gauge and below stowed safely in suede recesses are British hand-cut traditional crystal spirit decanters with Sterling silver-gilt liquor labels and matching brandy and whiskey glasses. In the top is a brass engraving plaque matching the traditional British Military brass corners and straps. This is the "club" edition, retailing at GBP £29,500. A further enriched edition is available in Alligator with hall-marked Sterling silver-gilt encased tiles (all 152 of them) and fine Parisian decanters and stemware, estimated price GBP £65,000.