Daniel Marshall has recreated a one-of-a-kind humidor owned by the late Industrialist Henry Flagler for the Palm Beach Henry Flagler Museum. The humidor is on permanent display in the museum.
Referring to Daniel Marshall, Flagler Museum Director John Blades said, “we knew there was only one person for the job.” At that time, Marshall was in Florida, so he went to the museum to preview the original artifact. Following that, Marshall returned to California to recreate the treasured humidor.
Henry Flagler co-founded Standard Oil in 1870 alongside John D. Rockefeller. He is also known for building the rail to Key West. In addition, Flagler created many top hotels in the Sunshine State and earned the nickname “Wizard of Florida.”
Flagler also had a love for yachts and cigars. Flagler’s original humidor was gifted to him by the New York Yacht Club. It was a thank you for the use of his yacht, Alicia, as the committee boat during the 1895 America’s Cup. Like Flagler, Marshall also had a love of cigars and sailing, so he was attracted to the Flagler project. It’s worth mentioning that Marshall got his start with woodworking at a young age by building boats.
In a press release, Marshall said, “It is an honor for me [to] share in the celebration of such an important American in Henry Flagler and Florida history by recreating his personal Tiffany humidor. After meeting Director John Blades and Manager Mark Johnson, this project was irrespirable and congruent with my history of working for two decades with Tiffany and Co on their special projects. After seeing the original humidor, I knew I wanted to take on the challenge of this unique sized humidor embellished with .925 Sterling Silver enameled waving flags and a beautiful hand cut engraved Sterling Plaque in the center of the lid. I begged my jeweler to make these for me, knowing that exact recreations of these nautical flags were an integral part of this exquisite piece.”
The Flagler Museum Palm Beach hosted the launch party on a yacht at the Palm Beach Boat Show. This was followed by a “Daniel Marshall Campfire” at Raptis Rare Books hosted by owner Matthew Raptis. 125 guests were in attendance, including Henry Flagler’s great-great-granddaughter and Museum President, Kelly Hopkins Flagler. The bookstore is attached to Churchill Cigar lounge and it’s where Raptis hosted a DM Cigar Night in celebration of the project. The event featured DM Red Label Cigars. In addition, some guests experienced the rare Daniel Marshall by Carlos Fuente XXXVIII Limited Edition cigar.
With the addition of the Flagler Museum piece, Marshall now has humidors on permanent display in three museums. The other museums are the Smithsonian (President Reagan, Presidents Bush Sr. and Jr.) and the Schwarzenegger Museum in Graz, Austria.
Highlights from the launch event can be viewed here:
Daniel Marshall is also offering a limited edition of ten of these recreations. Pricing is set at $2,995.00. For those interested in one of these notes, they should email [email protected]
Photo/Video: Supplied by Daniel Marshall
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