• 1960s Black Crocodile Skin Ladies Handbag

    A 1960s black crocodile skin ladies handbag with two zipped internal pockets and five open pouch pockets, lined in cloth and kid leather and with a push stud fastener at the front of the bag. In a good and clean condition. Ready for immediate use for the day time or for the evening. This is an extremely chic bag from the Swinging Sixties and is available from Art & Furniture Revival www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk

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  • Mappin & Webb Ltd Vintage Lizard Skin Handbag 1950s

    A beautiful ladies lizard skin handbag by Mappin & Webb Ltd and dating from the 1950s. It is a beautiful golden light brown colour and is in superb original vintage condition having been previously owned by someone who used it sparingly. Quite frankly, it's exterior condition is remarkable, showing no visible signs of wear. The interior is suede lined in grey with two open pockets. The handle and clasp fitting are in very good order. The manufacture's and retailer's label is adhered to an interior panel. An absolute must for the discerning lady who wants to own a vintage bag of quality by a renown manufacturer and retailer.

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  • Fernande Desgranges Crocodile Skin Handbag 1950s

    A beautiful Fernande Desgranges crocodile skin handbag in a box style, made of gold colour lacquered metal frame, crocodile skin and kid leather. The interior of the bag is lined in kid leather with a stud fastened pocket on one side and a zipped pocket on the other. The fittings, stitching and handle are all in very good order. The designer's stamp appears inside as Geneve Paris Nice, Fernande Desgranges, Made in France, Depose. 'Depose' means that this is a 'registered design'. Quite simply, a vintage handbag of distinction.

    Fernande Desgranges was a talented and innovative designer who was active in the late 1940s to at least 1967. His creations range from evening coats, dresses, bracelets and bags of very high quality. Apart from the use of crocodile skin, he also made bags made in lizard skin, calf skin leather and in a leather and fabric combination. The construction of this crocodile skin bag bears a lot of similarity to other examples found. The emphasis is on quality manufacture.

    Museums are beginning to acquire some of his designs. A leather and metal bracelet from the 1940s is amongst the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Further information, price and availabilty from Art & Furniture Revival. www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk

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  • Vintage Leather Case

    Vintage 1950s small leather carry case in good overall condition and believed to be of British manufacture. Possibly used originally for the storage and conveyance of regalia items. The case measures 48 x 23.5 x 12 cms (18 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 ins). It is made of a lightweight rich burgundy leather and is lined in royal blue felt. Brass locks and latches are in good order and are made by Cheney of England. There is an original key. It is clean and tidy and ready to be used immediately for business or as an overnight case. Further details from Art & Furniture Revival. www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk

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  • Doctor's Gladstone Bag

    Vintage 1910s doctor's Gladstone bag in good condition for immediate use. Made of supple cross grain leather with superb quality brass fittings and lock. This bag is rare because it was made with a cloth lining that could be easily replaced when it became soiled. The lining was tied into the bag with a long lace through eyelets. The old lining was stained so a new one has been recreated with a pocket in cotton. The original lace tie has been re-used. An ideal day, overnight or weekend bag and is a handy carry on for the aeroplane. Measures 43 x 23 x 27 cms (16 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 10 5/8 ins) Includes the Handle. The attached photos give a good indication of this bag's quality. Currently available from Art & Furniture Revival. www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk

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  • Vintage Leather Suitcase

    An elegant vintage cowhide leather suitcase from the 1940s. It is well made with studded corner pieces and lined in a slate grey cotton fabric which is very clean with many pockets. The underside of the lid and the base are padded. Measuring 55.5 x 35 x 18 cms (21 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 7 1/16 ins) and believed to be of British manufacture. This suitcase is totally usuable for the weekend or short trip. It's size may conform to hand luggage requirements for some airlines. The sheer beauty of this suitcase with it's lovely leather patina suggests that it would also be ideal to store personal items and have on display in the home or office.

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  • Crocodile Skin Vintage Dressing Case

    A vintage 1920s mid brown crocodile skin dressing case in good condition throughout. A dressing case that is totally usable for an overnight or weekend/short trip. Measuring a very compact 45.5 x 37 x 15.5 cms (17 15/16 x 14 9/16 x 6 1/8 ins) and lined in cream coloured silk which is very clean. There are very faint but discreet embossed initials on it's lid. Believed to be of British manufacture. Further details from Art & Furniture Revival. www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk

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  • John Pound Dressing Case

    An elegant John Pound cross grain leather dressing case in a dark green colour. Made in London, England in 1919, as authenticated by a newspaper sheet found in the base of the dressing case during relining. Incidentally, the newspaper sheet has been carefully placed in an acid free paper pocket and repositioned where it was found.

    John Pound made high quality dressing cases and suitcases. This case has been cleaned throughout and has been completely relined in a silk/cotton damask fabric. What remains is a vintage case in a clean and functional condition. It's practical size W 45.5 x D 37.5 x H 16 cms (17 7/8 x 14 3/4 x 6 5/16 ins) makes it ideal as an overnight or short trip bag which would appear to satisfy the size for a carry on bag for most airlines. It is always wise to check with individual airlines when considering this! It is also a wonderful vintage case to store personal items or simply as a feature in a room. Needless to say that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find dressing cases such as this in decent condition. An opportunity to acquire something beautiful and is currently available from Art & Furniture Revival Limited.

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  • Crocodile Skin Cigar Case Maple & Company London

    An exceptionally beautiful and fine quality crocodile skin cigar case believed to be by Maple & Company London 1928 with a hall marked 9 carat gold band denoting manufacturer and gold purity. The cigar case which measures 16 cms long, 4.5 cms wide and 2.5 cms deep is able to store two fine quality cigars and is a must for the discerning individual. In very good original vintage condition and very rare in having a gold band . I have seen some with silver. This is likely to be one of very few available, produced as they were, in a less compassionate age.

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  • Vintage French 1910s Crocodile Skin Dressing/Suitcase

    It is not often that I find a vintage crocodile skin dressing/suitcase in such fine condition as this. Many that are found will almost certainly reveal damage which has occurred down the years through neglect and an ignorance of what is necessary to maintain the beauty of this incredible skin. This is a beautiful case which is believed to be of French origin. Sadly, it has no makers label but exudes fine quality throughout. The skin is in superb condition. The locks, for which a key has been made, are in very good order, as are the latches and handle. The interior is lined in the original mauve silk with a lift out tray. This shows some tiny signs of wear. It is, afterall, from the 1910s! However, it is clean. An elegant case for the discerning individual and one to keep well into the future. There is every possibility that this case will appreciate in value if maintained in fine condition. I believe that this is a piece fit for any museum's collection of vintage suitcases. This vintage crocodile dressing/suitcase was originally offered for sale through Vintage Seekers. Art & Furniture Revival was one of their selected dealers who regularly provided stock for sell throughout the world. This case is now available from www.artandfurniturerevival.co.uk along with many other types of vintage bags and suitcases in very good condition which can be despatched worldwide. Despatch of this crocodile skin dressing/suitcase to outside of the European Union will require a CITES Re-Export Permit.

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