Antique and Vintage Suitcases
In 18th-century Europe, leisure travel was only for the rich. Their servants would pack the traveler’s things in heavy wooden trunks, usually featuring domed lids to divert rain, and then other servants would load the trunks onto stagecoaches or ships. Aristocratic young men, in particular, would take these on their traditional “grand tour” of Europe to learn about Classic and Renaissance art and culture. Those who traveled for work, such as...