Walter Sheppard Sword of Creation
I may be prejudice but I think this is the most beautiful version of this effect Walter made. It was a special order. You know Walt mostly worked in reds and blacks.
The effect is a thin cabinet is shown completely empty by letting down both sides of the cabinet. A sword is then placed in the center of the cabinet. The upper sword is removed and waved in front of the cabinet and when the doors are lowered, 4 doves have appeared perched on the center sword.
Water hired a local artist to hand paint the dragons on the doors at significant expense. There are 4 identical dragons on the inside and outside of each door. It is a thing of beauty. Hallmarked. If you are interested please email for additional photos. Don't wait long as this will go fast.