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Gouverneur travelling trunk c.1860s

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Reference: 5151

A. Gouverneur, Paris: a magnificent 19th Century leather travelling trunk with extensive interior fittings for a gentleman and his companion, comprising carved ivory brushes, perfume and cologne flasks, boxes, jewel boxes, gaming tokens, inkwell, manicure sets, ivory powder containers, sewing kits, mirrors, and so on. Beneath the removable top tray are two further leather-lined compartments for clothes, boots etc, and the entire trunk is lined in dark red Morocco leather. In exceptional condition throughout, this remarkable piece epitomises luxury travel in the 1860s, when it was certainly the preserve of the very wealthiest people. Bearing maker’s label ‘A. Gouverneur, Paris’, French circa 1860. Length overall: 28 inches (85 cms).

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