The Victorian Humidor Project
Everyone needs at least one vice in their life to make things interesting and smoking cigars is one of mine. So what type of humidor would a Victorian Antique collector have? An antique quartersawn Oak humidor with tin lining would be the answer. The brass plaque on the top lid reads, “Personal”, which I guess lets everyone know that the owner was not one to invite others to dip into his cigar stash.
Although I love the humidor that I have, my brother is a woodworker in Honolulu, HI and has offered to make me a new custom cigar humidor in a style that I prescribe. I want to have it appear to be similar in style to one of the great Victorian-era genres or cabinetmakers. I won’t ask him to do a Rococo Belter humidor, but maybe an Aesthetic Movement humidor would be particularly desirable.
Anyone else have some good ideas?