Posted 5 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
I recently found this mid-1800's tooled leather valise. This was made around the 1850 to 1860 period. It's covered in leather and has some really beautiful tooling on all sides, primarily the top side. What stood out to me the most, besides the fine tooling, is that the leather carry handles are still intact and still in premium condition. These are usually long gone when I find this type of trunk.
This one was in extremely poor condition when I found it. I was able to clean the leather with glycerin saddle soap and a tremendous amount of leather conditioning. A good polishing and it was back in business once again.
The interior is still in really nice condition and I'll show that in my next post.
Thanks for stopping to have a look.