Posted 3 years ago
Came across this little gem this week. I don’t normally buy suitcases but couldn’t pass this one up. I’m guessing it’s from around the 1860’s. Has that hour glass shape on the bottom, all tooled leather and big brass buttons. Has plenty of travel stickers that are in great shape, including a mention of being on the Empress of Ireland that tragically sank in the gulf of the St.Lawrence in 1914. This suitcase is in great shape given it’s age, missing only one handle. I want to shine up the brass buttons but I hesitate to lose the patina.