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.
Wonderful case with elaborate embroidery work worked on the leather of the outer case, and with a very rare subject: a native or Blackamooor. The exotic lands of Napoleon’s conquests brought a fascination with the people of Africa and the Middle East, and we see same depicted in early French goods with respect. These are not images of slaves. The French didn’t do slaves like other Nations did - well, not these. The pieces that survive are highly valued as collectables. This one is rare! Silk embroidery, entirely hand sewn. The monogram as well, and I’d say it’s TL, but might be interpreted as TS.
Good to very good condition for age and type. Refer to our photos, please. It has a silk fabric lining that suggests it wasn’t used much if at all. Some age to it just from the years and the materials. Clasp and hinges working fine. Side baffle will expand the depth of the case to hold up to 6 cigars, or to hold your spectacles, a credit card and house key so you could use it as an evening clutch should you wish to. I used to use these in that way for after-hours social events when i worked for Paramount, Inc, and it was the easiest way ever to open conversations, make new contacts. Always an item someone would ask about.
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