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Antique Vellum Suitcases


A collection of glamorous 1920s vellum luggage made from bleached cowhide and fitted with nickel plated fittings, and each monogrammed with the owner's initials. Quality, first-class luggage of its day; one can but wonder what grand tours and travels they have seen. Their days of travel are over, yet now they are perfect for bedroom blanket, clothes or shoe storage, and make very handsome low level coffee-tables. We are selling these suitcases separately, please make your choice in the box below.

Country of origin: UK
Date: c.1920
Material: vellum leather with flax fibre lining

Condition: these cases have travelled and seen a century of use, so all have slight scuff marks and scratches to the leather - all character building, and in keeping of suitcases of this age. The interior lining of each has slight blemishes, stains and marks too, and we have highlighted in the listing below anything particular to each suitcase. If you would like to see further images of the case you are interested in, then please do contact us. 

Please note, we now only have ONE suitcase left, and this is starred below.

From the bottom to the top:

DMB suitcase: Length 76cm  Depth 44cm  Height 23cm
A good sized and very handsome case with pale green cloth interior with straps; some very slight damage to stitching on two corners of the lid, but nothing untoward. £495 SOLD

RAP suitcase: Length 77cm  Depth 44cm  Height 24.5cm
Cloth coated interior and has two keys; some staining to cloth interior. £495 SOLD

Plain suitcase: Length 71.5cm  Depth 44cm  Height 23cm
Cloth interior; lovely weight and extra thick hide. £565 SOLD

MLSD suitcase: Length 76cm  Depth 39cm  Height 21cm
Gauze paper lined; inside righthand strap support for lid when open broken; water stain to vellum on lid exterior. £185 SOLD

*A E Hay suitcase: Length 70cm  Depth 39cm  Height 21cm
Some nice original luggage stickers on exterior; cloth paper lined interior with some staining; lefthand internal lid strap broken resulting in small hole to lid where fastening stud has gone missing. £195

MW suitcase: Length 61cm  Depth 36cm  Height 17cm
Cloth paper lined; slight cracks in leather on handle. £275 SOLD