Need Advice for a commission to build a reliquary
I've been asked to build a reliquary for an Orthodox Church on the east coast of the US. I've been given free reign on the design other than the size, which will be 14" x 7" or so, and the lid.
My question is this. They want a regular lid; when that is opened, there will be a glass lid underneath that will allow the relics to be viewed and also to provide access. But mostly it's just for viewing only, hence the glass.
I've looked and looked for something like a "double hinge" (not sure of the term) but to no avail.modes anything like this exist.
Anyone have an idea of what this technique/installment/whatever-it's-called would be? I thought about having the top lid have it's hinge on the back (as a normal box would) and then the hinge for the glass on the front, so I could save space on installing the hinge.
Basically, this is going to be a very special box built with exotic woods and finished using French polish technique and the best hardware made. but none if the guilding or jewels as one would assume on a reliquary.
I am not a professional woodworker. Just an enthusiastic hobbyist who thoroughly enjoys making boxes. Thank you for your time and insights.
In arte voluptas - in der Kunst liegt Vergnügen - in art lies enjoyment