If you ever attend a magic convention you will see most magic dealers using some form of raised performance case. They do this because most tables are about 36 inches high and they have to work standing up demonstrating close-up and parlor magic. Without a raised platform they would wear out their backs. There are all types of reworked attaché cases, and cases made from kitchen board by other manufactures. For years we carried an old attaché case that was cut in two by one of our craftsman.
After this case died I asked our master cabinet maker if he could make for us a durable, good looking proper size case for us to use. The case above was brought back to us in about three weeks. It measures closed 4 1/2 inches high by 19 inches in length and 15 inches in width. Open it grows to 11 inches high. It is made from the highest quality birch plywood that is laminated in Formica. The hardware is brass and the handle is durable black high impact vinyl. We even put solid brass corner protectors on all the corners. The "height rising piece" locks into the lid so you can carry a complete case full of magic.
We know that you will love this case if you do close-up magic either standing up or sitting down.