wonderful quality early 20th century vintage crocodile suitcase including the original canvas cover made by whitmore's makers of birmingham

Wonderful quality early 20th century vintage crocodile suitcase including the original canvas cover, made by Whitmore's Makers of Birmingham.



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From the days of luxury travel by the wealthy English upper class, a superior quality wonderful crocodile suitcase made by the well known Whitmore's Makers of New Street, Birmingham, fine case makers
This piece of luggage is in wonderful condition, as it has always been covered with the original exterior canvas travel cover that was always provided with the finest quality luggage. To be absolutely critical, there is just very slight lifting to the lower corners of one end of the crocodile skin handle, just where it comes in contact with the metal swivel. All leather is still there and can be refixed with glue. Nothing is missing.
The cognac colour and patination of the crocodile skin is magnificent, as the canvas cover has both protected it and gently polished it all these years.
The skin is beautifully patterned and matched, and well sewn.
The gilt makers mark and address is visible on the leading edge above the handle when the case is opened.
The interior is a cream coloured moire silk with several storage pouches in lid and sides. The fittings are polished brass and include four feet on both bottom and bottom side, so that the skin is always protected whether the case stands upright or lying flat.
The canvas cover is tightly fitted, and has interior leather reinforcements in the areas where the brass feet would touch the canvas, a touch found on the finest luggage. All canvas closures are operable.
The brass catches with original gilding are fully working, operating by pushing the button to the side which releases the latch. The original key is not present.
Size-approximately 20 inches long by 13.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep.
A wonderful fine quality piece of vintage crocodile luggage, in very good condition to use or display as a fabulous decorative piece.
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Internal Ref: 6139

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