Vintage Funky Retro 1960s - Wooden Shadow Box / Wall Display Shelf - Eames-era For Sale
RETRO SHADOW BOX
Really FuNkY shadow box
Highly popular in the 1950 / 60’s
Shadow boxes give a collection a stylish home and add a realDanishfeel
They are great focal point in the room and look fantastic in kids room as a spot for them to arrange their treasures from lego men to china figurines
Wood:Unknown as it is crudely painted white
Measurements:Each of the larger squares measure 38cmsquare
Overallsize is 59cm in height and width
According to some accounts of naval history and tradition, when a sailor retires and is departing the ship for the last time,it's considered bad luck for the sailor's shadow to touch land before he/she does.
Thus, the sailor's shipmates would construct a sturdy box, hand-crafted of the finest materials, in which to display mementosof the sailor's accomplishments -- thereby symbolically creating a "shadow" of the sailor.
The box safely contains the sailor's "shadow" until he/she is safely ashore, at which time the shadow box can be givento the sailor in a presentation ceremony.
Pick up:Parafield Gardens (SA 5107)
Delivery:via Australia Post worldwide
Payment:Bank Deposit, Paypal, Cash on pick up, Cheque, Money Order
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