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Hemingway Field Bar

From: R20,664.00

The Hemingway Field Bar is an exceptional piece of classic cabinetry that enhances any space and does away with ugly bottle filled shelves. It will delight your friends and guests and is a fitting cabinet for a fine whiskey collection.

Interior divisions provide secure storage for 14 crystal glasses, 2 decanters and 8 bottles. The fold down front makes an excellent mixing tray.

Solid brass corner blocks and straps protect this fine piece, which is assembled with exquisite dovetail joints.

The legs fold away and the cabinet packs conveniently for shipping. Alternately, order the Hemingway Tray Table for your Hemingway Field Bar to sit on. If you request a quote on this page for the Field bar and tray table it will exclude the legs, but please note the tray table can be ordered separately under Tray Tables.

Please note the optional canvas covers do not fit tightly on the timber box by design, so handle apertures and zip lines may not line up exactly.

Another useful addition to the Field Bar is The African Touch Wash Stand, useful as an ice bucket to cool your favourite vino.

For more information on the Hemingway Field Bar please see the ‘Product details’ tab below.


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The concept and design

The Hemingway Field Bar is named after Ernest Hemingway, American novelist and journalist who loved to Safari in Africa and was fond of a glass or two after a hot day’s hunting or fishing. We decided to build a drinks cabinet in honour of this great character who captured so much of the essence of Africa in his writing.

It is designed in the tradition of British Army campaign furniture to be a portable, mobile bar, quick to set up on Safari for sundowners at days end or as a beautiful piece to adorn your home / lodge and impress those guests! Interior divisions provide secure storage for crystal glasses and decanters, while the fold down front is an excellent mixing tray! Solid brass corner blocks and straps protect this fine piece from knocks and bashes. The beautifully styled legs fold together when the drinks cabinet is moved. This also facilitates transport and delivery.

The construction and material.

The cabinet of this campaign field bar is constructed with beautiful dovetail joints. While being very attractive, they also add great strength to the whole piece. The front door and lid are built with panel in frame construction – ideal when using solid hardwood to prevent warping with changes in humidity.

We have two African hardwoods that are suitable for the construction of this field bar. Zambezi teak has a beautiful colour and grain, and is very hard. African mahogany is a traditional timber used in campaign furniture and has a more uniform dark brown colour.


The Field Bar has been used in many environments. As a whiskey display cabinet for a selection of whiskeys from a collection. In private upmarket homes to replace a pub or as a drinks cabinet in the living area. In the best Safari lodges to serve guest’s drinks.


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Weight 35 kg
Dimensions 77 × 45 × 46 cm

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Field Bar Canvas Covers

With Canvas Cover, Without Canvas Cover

Tray Table

With Tray Table, Without Tray Table

The brass rail on your field bar is solid polished brass. It requires polishing with a good brass polish from time to time.

Lacquer finish:

To protect your lacquered finish please place your table away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.


6 reviews for Hemingway Field Bar

  1. Keith Black

    Dear Vanessa,
    Good afternoon
    All goods now received ! They are fantastic. Thank you for all the help
    Best wishes

  2. Caity Griffin

    Hello Sindy,
    The Hemingway Field Bar has arrived and it is perfect- thank you to you and your team!
    Wishing you a good Chritsmas and New Year!

    Best regards,
    Caity Griffin, Time + Tide Zambia

  3. Richard Knieriem

    Just received the bar and it exceeds my expectations. The joinery is fabulous and the brass hardware fits the piece perfectly. Please thanks the crew that built it for me. Richard

  4. Steve Arlley

    Hi Everyone,
    The bars have arrived!!! I cannot tell you how delighted I am with them.
    Thank you so much, they are beautiful and the modifications are brilliant
    Kindest regards

  5. Martin Tideström

    Hi all, the shipment arrived last night, thanks all for your help. Gift, the bar is super nice, already filled and used and it will join us in the sands from this weekend. Please give my thanks to the team who built it!!

  6. Angela Campbell

    I love mine. It is amazing.
    Thank you so much

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When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.


For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

Due to the stresses and strains that a Field Bar can be subject to, we cannot offer a lifetime guarantee on this product. However, we do offer a one year warranty against defects in construction or material.

Please note that the timber used to hand make an African Touch Field Bar is a natural hardwood that varied in colour and grain, so no two parts of a field bar will look the same nor will two field bars. Natural knots and growth cracks may be present, but these will not affect the integrity of the piece, but rather add to its charm and appearance.

The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.


We offer 10% discount for orders of 5 or more field bars, and to Professional designers and decorators. The discount will reflect in your quote.


Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).


Questions? Call +27 68 246 2513