Leather Suitcase and Ladies Vanity Case2

Leather Vanity Case

A wonderful ladies suitcase and vanity case in Blue leather, circa earlier part of the 20th century…

£285

SKU: RC100038.
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A wonderful ladies case set…

An exquisite piece! We are not sure if there is some historical significance to this piece, but what a superb find. Dating to what we think is the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1920s, this is an original vanity suitcase set in leather. Not only is this piece in magnificent condition, we believe that it was owned by a member of the Sesame Imperial and Pioneer club!

“The Pioneer Club was a self-consciously progressive women’s club founded in Regent Street, London, in 1892 by the social worker and temperance activist Emily Massingberd. It was strongly associated with the ‘higher thought’ and such associated issues of the ‘New Morality’ of the late nineteenth century as theosophy, anti-vivisection, anti-vaccination and above all feminism”

Having inspected the insides, we found an envelope tucked into the back pocket which directed us to the club mentioned above. The suitcase is one of the finest pieces of leather luggage we have come across, being possibly in ‘as new’ condition. Once opened, one can find a smaller vanity case filled with brushes a comb and a mirror, and this piece perfectly folds up to form a portable vanity case or handbag. The rear of the case houses some scissors and a nail file…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Both cases are in wonderful condition, both strong and in fine form. There maybe some tiny scuffs or abrasions to the suitcase and some wear and tear to the instruments inside. We don’t believe the small areas of wear and tear are detrimental to the overall structure or look and feel. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

We do believe this is a stunning and rare piece!

Dimensions : Depth : 38cm, Width : 57cm, Height : 19cm

Condition : Structurally great, some surface marks and scratches, a little tatty in areas, some rusting to the scissors and nail file, some tatty areas to the material

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

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Dimensions 38 x 57 x 19 cm