18th Century Reproduction Leather PortmanteauThis portmanteau is a reproduction of those used in Colonial Williamsburg in the 18th century and during the revolutionary war. This portmanteau is just over 14" long, 5" deep from top to bottom and front to back. All the detail work was done by hand, not stamped, t is detailed tool work across the top and 2 sections on the front and line work around all the edges. This one is lined with traditional 18th century reproduction blue stripped fabric. The front flap is currently held closed with a leather splint but we are including a small padlock should you prefer to lock up your valuables inside. Carrying handle on one end. This piece was made by Eric A. Myall, master sadler in the Colonial Williamsburg Saddle Shop and is stamped with his makers stamp mark "E. Myall/Maker/Williamsburg, Va". What a great gift for the person in your life who loves history, is an 18th century reinactor or just loves English stuff! If you are interested in learning how to make a portmanteau, Eric will start teaching in March, 2009. Email for more details on the classes and to be included in our updates. NOTE: If you use the Buy It Now option, regular shipping will be FREE (if you wish to get your item in a hurry, then shipping will be $8 to cover the additional 2-day delivery charge!) Thanks for looking, and feel free to email with any questions (Eric is my dad, so I can ask him for more information on any items we have listed.) This is actually an EARLY 19th century Valise - it's a small portmanteau. I did not know the correct name last night when I listed it.
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