Recently acquired an entire collection of fine early to mid-1800s cigar cases and we’ll list each one separately for sale. Look for them all, though. The entire collection is just fabulous! From hand embroidered ones to one favorite of mine with hand carved antler stag on front, to a splendid old shagreen case, to a host of others that would be wonderful gift ideas along with a tin of Davidoff cigars (or other) for your favorite friends who enjoy one now and then. I’ll be brief in describing each one, but they’ve come to us out of Paris and from the estate of a noted (and titled) collector who chose to remain anonymous. Wish we could disclose.
This one is a great one for the protecting the cigars as it is a rather solid outer case and not just expanding by baffles. It is a fine leather case, hinged to open and to hold about six 5” cigars (see image to show with cigars). The leather is a fine quality and remains supple. It is beautifully hand worked beadwork inset surrounded by a gold-embossed frame line. The interior is leather and in very nice condition for age. The more solid nature of the case owes to it being metal under the leather and beadwork. It is silver in color, but is not sterling silver. Likely silver plate. Suitable for a lady’s spectacles and evening needs if you wish to use as a little evening purse (I used to use these in that way, mostly the ones in tortoise shell with pique work - stunning old things), or also perfect for a gentleman’s cigars.
Very good to excellent for age and type. Light evidence of age to the leather,but for age, very little. The needlework, beadwork panel is superb, too, missing just 2 beads at the top left corner (easily replaced for a perfect panel - which is rare. Just one black and one white glass bead and a moment of your time. Will leave it to our buyer to decide. Some prefer no restorations at all. Measurements noted on the photos.
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