Quality Victorian Leather Travel Top Hat Case with Name Plate

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Victorian Wm. Insall & Sons quality box leather travel case with beautiful patina of early construction methods.

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W-43 D-36 H-28 (cm)

Item Reference:

61113-941-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 61113-941-4
Item No. 61113 - Dealer No. 941 - Building No. 4


Mid 19th Century Victorian leather box travel case with a red silk interior; possibly made for a top hat in fabulous condition with a beautiful rich patina manufactured by Wm. Insall & Sons of Bristol, the name plate is located top front with a tooled name to the rear. The stitching and interior are in remarkably good condition, the front elevation is monogrammed with the letters MW, the brass English Lever lock mechanism closes with a satisfyingly smooth click, a tactile smooth carry handle completes the case. To the rear can be seen a series of copper dowel pins to secure the lid. Research has found that cases and trunks prior to 1872 were made with copper dowel pins securing the lid, tanned and tooled leather being used 1800 – 1890 (extended high end) this case has a tooled name plate. Wm. Insall was found to have a shop in Bristol in the late 1800s. All lead us to believe this superb quality case dates to the Victorian period having been a treasured possession has given it a great patina and enabled it to survive the test of time


Item Reference
Height: 28 cm
Width: 43 cm
Depth: 36 cm
19th Century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition stitching good lock working well no key lining good


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