When we had the idea to create a replica of Henry Flagler's cigar humidor, we knew there was only one person for the job. We reached out to California based humidor builder Daniel Marshall. As fate would have it, at that moment he was in South Florida and wanted to come see the humidor in person. He returned to California with detailed measurements and photos, and went to work.
Henry Flagler's humidor was gift from the New York Yacht Club to thank Flagler for the use of his yacht, Alicia, as the committee boat during the 1895 America's Cup race. That year, American sloop Defender lived up to it's name and successfully defended the Cup by defeating the British cutter, Valkyrie III. The box was commissioned by Rear Commodore Bergen from Tiffany & Co. As you would expect from Tiffany's, it lined with sterling silver, and the engraved plate on the lid and enamel fittings are made with silver as well. The wood is mahogany. The flags on the lid are of, from top left, New York Yacht Club, Henry Flagler's Alicia, Rear Commodore Bergen's position in the New York Yacht Club, and his personal yacht Hildegard.
Since establishing his first workshop in 1983, Daniel Marshall has created private label humidors for prestigious luxury gift houses including: Tiffany & Co., Alfred Dunhill, Harrod's of London, and The White House Gift Unit and the US Department of State. Daniel has also served the gift and personal demands of private clients that include four royal families, three US Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, entertainment executives, captains of industry, celebrity performers and others who value his artistry with wood. His Treasure Chest Humidor is consistently named among the world's best humidors.
Shown above, only ten Flagler Humidors were crafted by Daniel Marshall. Each humidor comes with an autographed and slip-cased copy of Daniel Marshall's book 38 Years, a numbered certificate from the Flagler Museum, supplies for keeping your humidor seasoned, two keys for the lock, and a copy of The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen, which explains the fascinating legacy of the yacht Alicia.