Victorian hat box luggage black with brown leather trim antique train case photo prop


Here we have a gorgeous round hat case, likely from the turn of the century to possibly the 1920s to 30s, with hinged lid that fastens the box, three brass clasps and a meaty leather handle. The hat box would have kept safe fine hats from the days when people traveled by ship or train or even carriage. This one carries the kind of wear that tells you it's old, it was used, and it was tucked away for safekeeping. The frame of the hat box is heavy cardboard, and over that is a vinyl-like black skin. And then along edges is brown leather trim, and a meaty brown leather handle. Inside, original faded green leafy themed paper lining stitched in. All brass hardware. Delicious to the eye! And even though the brown leather trim has frayed a lot, and even though the black vinyl skin has spots lost due to touch and wear, this is still the kind of piece that offers great function and appeal. I would not recommend using as a travel case any longer, not even a carry on; the reason it has lasted this long is because it was cared for in later years. Instead, use as a decorator piece to bring genuine vintage sojourner vibes to an industrial loft, midcentury modern great room, or steampunk themed bedroom. Or even as a display in a brick and mortar vintage store.

This is a rather large piece, measuring 16" across at the widest point by 14-1/2" tall (and add another 2 with handle extended) by 8-1/2" in depth. Three brass latches work. See Photo 5 for close-ups of the frayed edges and wear conditions.

The soul of a traveler, ready to settle down and tells stories of days gone.

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