Vintage Asprey London Leather Gentleman’s Dressing Case
A Superb and very rare piece, the Asprey London case is made in good quality honey brown leather hide, with leather interior and compartments, also comes with the Asprey foul weather protective case, both have the initials G.C.TODD stamped on the case and the cover. The Asprey London makers mark is clearly stamped on the front of this stunning case. C1920
A great quality, and with a lovely colour, English leather case, by the well known luxury make, Asprey, a is perfect for everyday use.
Asprey was established in England in Mitcham, Surrey in 1781. Originally founded as a silk printing business by William Asprey, it soon became a luxury emporium. In 1841, William Asprey’s elder son Charles went into partnership with a stationer located on London’s Bond Street. In 1847 the family broke with this partner and moved into 167 New Bond Street, the premises Asprey occupies today. From its central London location Asprey advertised ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment.’ An early speciality was dressing cases. Asprey crafted traditional cases and designs, mostly in leather, suitable for the new style of travel ushered in by railways. Asprey was recognised for its expertise when it won a gold medal for its dressing cases at the International Exhibition of 1862. The company consolidated its position through shrewd acquisitions. In 1859 Asprey absorbed Edwards, an award winning maker of dressing cases and holder of a Royal Warrant. The company also purchased the Alfred Club at 22 Albemarle Street, which backed on to the New Bond Street store and meant that Asprey now had entrances on two of London’s most fashionable streets. (Price does not include P&P)
Dimensions: W: 67cm D: 41cm H: 20cm