I love your shadow box idea. As a man, I go out looking for items for mtself, only to bring home treasures for my wife as I am very tall, hard to size for, etc. I have a couple items I am now considering shadow boxing eventually, Thanks!
I have a HUGE Bolo made by one of T. Singers sons. Very much, " Singer " Family style work. Sweated silver & Turquoise he used so often with the bright blue, solid black matrix. Had no idea it was so huge. Good for a denim shirt, not appropriate for a linen, lol. I will post a photo soon, as it is beautiful. I do own a small T.S. Item. Nothing old or unique like yours.