A Large Vintage Leather Travelling Suitcase


Origin: English
Period: Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1920-30
Height: 18 inches
Width: 32.5 inches
Depth: 10.25 inches

Full of character, and in wonderful as found condition the cowhide leather now displaying the marks and surface scars of a long travelling life to date. The handle, locks, strapping and hand stitching are mostly all sound, save for one or two corners where the stitch is loosening.

The buff pinstripe interior with large envelope pocket is in good clean order; there are no tears or holes present. The case is initialed M.A.S.

The evocative, and still colourful, labels and stickers littered on the case document the former owners travels, including Banbury in Oxford to Brighton and London with cruise ship liners to Sydney, all adding real aestheticism to an already idiosyncratic case.

As vintage luggage goes this is a superb example that is reminiscent of the steam railways and liners of old.