This gorgeous petite antique leather travel case is made by prestigious Paris luxury leather goods manufacturer Au Depart who are considered as one of the greatest 4 French trunk-makers including Louis Vuitton, Goyard and Moynat.
This charming Parisian case is unusual due to it's small size, is extremely well made and is strong and durable being made from high quality leather.
The leather has a wonderful aged look with a warm patina and a golden rich colour. The front inside edge is marked with the maker's name and address, has a stitched leather handle with sturdy brass fittings and locks which work as they should which have not been cleaned to retain their original patina. The interior lining is in super condition and looks almost new. It also comes complete with the 2 original keys.
A very nice quality case which looks wonderful on display and would make a very nice small briefcase or handbag. Ideal for home decor, shop display or photography / film prop as it is so beautiful.
Dates from the early 20th century. c1920's.
Maker: Au Depart. 29 Av. De L'Opera, Paris.
Length: 33.5 cm - 13 1/4" approx.
Width: 19.5 cm - 7 3/4" approx.
Depth: 10 cm - 4" approx.
Weight: 1282 g.
Condition: Excellent stunning antique condition with a wonderful patina and warm rich colour. Some light age related wear with only light scuffs and marks. The case is very sound and usable. Good stitching, strong handle and corners. The interior is in super condition and looks like it has never been used. Both locks work as they should. Comes complete with the 2 original keys. Please see pictures.
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