This gorgeous handbag is a rare, early original John Romaine Top Zip Satchel in Jacquard Canvas and trimmed in Cowhide Leather. Mr. Romaine’s creations were very well designed and for the well to do. For the collector of fine handbags, this John Romaine is a must have. From a private collection, it is in pristine condition with no issues. It was never carried, just stored carefully and still stiff from new..
Made from genuine Cowhide trim in the color of Oxblood and from a stunning, color-shifting, striped fabric, this is a handbag that exudes elegance from every angle. Open the solid brass zipper pull to see the shimmering, pristine Bronze interior. Not one mark or stain anywhere and the color-shift is profound.
There is a single zippered security pocket with the authenticity tag that has the date of October 1992. This beauty looks like it was made yesterday. It is that nice. To the right are two, crystal clear pockets for your spare key and for coins. The original key blank from new is still present. All of the pockets are mint.
On the outside, the leathers shine with brilliance and the edging is still intact. The jacquard fabric is in a narrow striped pattern and the shifting colors give it a stunning, luxurious contrast. The side are clean and smooth. The strap is a combination of leather and the signature jacquard and it is rich and supple with no darkening. All of the brass metalwork is clean and tarnish free.
If you want a piece of history, this is the handbag. Not often do you find one of these in such splendid condition anywhere. You will love this one and it will bring many compliments and looks every time you carry it.
The dimensions are: 10 ¾”L x 7 ½”H x 2 ½”D and the strap is 45”long or affords a 22 ½“drop.
As always, this fine John Romaine Satchel will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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