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Edwardian leather ‘Gladstone’ bag, 1900

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 6325

A massive Edwardian long-grain leather ‘Gladstone’ bag, with original straps, handle, buckles and secure English Lever locks, in excellent, original condition, the wide mouth opening to reveal the original canvas lining with pockets.

The hinged ‘Gladstone’ was designed in the late 1800s by J. G. Beard from his leather establishment in the City of Westminster, and was so named after William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) four-time Prime Minister of Great Britain, whom Beard greatly admired. English, circa 1900.

Size: 26 inches (66 cm) long.







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