The Sheridan Collection from Coach was premium and quite an expensive line of exclusive, high-end handbags. Not many were made and each was handcrafted from imported leather. On their debut in late 1992 for the 1993 season, some early Sheridan’s, all of the subsequent Madison Collection, and all of the Sheridan’s immediate predecessor, the Dakota Collection were handmade in Coach’s “E” plant in Italy.
The Gramercy Collection, the Bridle Collection and some from the Sonoma Collection were also made in Italy. Each of these collections had their distinctive differences which set them apart and rivaled the top designer handbags around the world.
The Sheridan’s have the softer pebbled leather. The Madison Collection was made from a fine, Caviar Pebbled leather with form. The Dakotas were a Full-Grained Leather having a cross-grained pattern with form and an off-White Pigskin pocket inside; the Gramercy Collection had the finer Cross-Grain pattern resembling Epi leather. The Bridle Collection had Pigskin adornment on the thicker Bridle leather.
These special perpetual treatments these collections shared were very expensive resulting in models from these collections lasting far longer than regular leather items.
The Sheridan Collection models were high end and unique. None are exactly the same. Being hand-made, each will have its own uniqueness typical with custom craftsmanship. Today, they are coveted the world over. Look closely at this beautiful and rare Sheridan and you will see why.
This beautiful example from the Sheridan Collection is the Shelby Equestrian Model #4213 and it is simply stunning. It is in the colors of Olive and Mahogany. Almost all of the Sheridan Collection was in the Two-toned trimmed Spectator style with the exception of models in All Black and All Taupe.
A stunning treasure that is in excellent condition and from a private collection, look closely at the pictures and you can see just how elegant and unique this rare Coach is.
First, you will notice the tongue and loop latch. This is the type of latch that was used on a majority of the Dakota models and this Shelby is the only Sheridan to have this latch.
Also, the Shelby is a true Equestrian handbag and the style is spot on. The contrasting topstitching, the Mahogany trim, the wide strap, the over-sized buckles, and rings resemble Equestrian works. The strap is removable and the solid brass studs complete the Equestrian look. It is a Coach like no other and perfect for horseback riding.
Lift open the flawless leather tongue through the loop and lift the flap and you are first greeted with matching pebble leather under the flap then, you will see flawless, bronze Faille lining. This is a very large, spacious Coach.
The compartment is Faille lined and has a single zippered security pocket with the creed. This is one of the very few, pre-serial numbered models. One of the highly desired Italian models. The creed is on the matching Mahogany leather.
On the outside, there is a full-length pocket on the back and even that pocket has the Faille lining. The holders for the strap intricately crafted from leather that is an eighth of an inch thick. The strap itself is of the same thickness. It is supple, spotless clean with no dullness. As you look at the pictures, you can see the shine from the edging. The piping is intact and is clean throughout. The loop even has a pad to protect the pebble leather.
The hang-tag is not present.
This is a Coach that is very hard to find in this condition and is a genuine collectible. This Shelby shows only the best care with minimal use. The leathers are butter-soft, well-conditioned, and even in color. The wrinkles in the leather show just how soft it is. The piping as seen in the pictures is even and smooth. You will love this fine Coach Sheridan Shelby.
This fine treasure is large, VERY LARGE. The dimensions are 11" L x 8" H x 4" D and the adjustable and removable strap is 48" long. Easily carried cross-body.
As always, this fine Sheridan Shelby 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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This is a Coach that will make you smile with the looks and compliments.
Vintage Coach Shelby from the Sheridan Collection made in Italy