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. If you would like to buy the complete stack, we can offer a special price for all six, also optioned in the box below.
Country of origin: UK
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 two suitcases left, and these are 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 split to stitching on two corners of lid, but nothing untoward. £495
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