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  • Casket or missal box of wood covered with thin hide ornamented with mythical birds and monsters etc. Some parts of the design being raised. The casket would probably have contained all of a person’s possessions and been transported with them. Perhaps German 13th or 14th century.

    ID
    Germany
    Missal Box
    ORIGIN
    299,53
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    13/14th C
  • Bound in red cat skin gold tooled with Sir Stephen Tallent’s willow badge and autograph.

    ID
    England
    The Inward Companion
    ORIGIN
    736.57
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1950
  • The Projection of England by Sir Stephen Tallents. Bound in bright green fox skin gold tooled.

    ID
    UK
    The Projection of England
    ORIGIN
    734.59
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1933
  • Half bound in brown rat skin with marbled paper sides gold tooled.

    ID
    England
    Sheridan's Plays
    ORIGIN
    733.59
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    Unknown
  • By S G Tallents with author’s autograph. Half bound in brown rat skin with marbled paper sides red label gold tooled

    ID
    England
    The Starry Pool And Other Tales
    ORIGIN
    731.59
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1918
  • Valerii Maximi Dictorum Factorum que Memorabilium Lib. IX . (Nine books of memorable deeds and sayings by Valerius Maximus)

    ID
    Belgium
    Memorable Deeds
    ORIGIN
    456.56
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1600
  • Cover of ‘Collegium’. Spine is calf skin tanned with iron salts. Process invented by Dr Gerhard Otto.

    ID
    Unknown
    Collegium
    ORIGIN
    1781.71
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1946
  • Fitted dressing case, no fittings, in crocodile leather, lined with the same, including pockets, etc for fittings. 

    ID
    England
    Dressing case
    ORIGIN
    1509.67
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    Early 19th Century
  • Glove of “chicken skin”, with walnut shell, in which a pair of such gloves was sometimes presented to a lady.

    ID
    Reputedly Limerick, Ireland
    Glove - Chicken Skin
    ORIGIN
    240.52
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    Probably late 19th Century
  • Pair of child’s gloves, white kid with blue silk pointing and lacing, ending in tassels with gilt ornaments. Size 2. With original price label.

    ID
    Unknown
    Gloves
    ORIGIN
    1484.67
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    Late Victorian
  • Writing case, flap-over type, in tan hide with leather lining. Marked H.WARREN 1883.

    ID
    Writing Case
    ORIGIN
    1296.65
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    19th Century
  • Leather suitcase, obviously well travelled. Little else known

    ID
    Unknown
    Suitcase
    ORIGIN
    10430.2014
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    late 19th/early 20th Century
  • Shoe (portion) of red goatskin with traces of gold ornamentation. Egyptian Ptolemaic period 300 – 30 BC. From the private collection of Sir Flinders Petrie. Bought from ‘Antiquities’ Croydon 1954 for £50

    ID
    Egypt
    Shoe (portion). Egypt ca 300 - 30 BC
    ORIGIN
    364,54
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    Archaeology
    ERA
    300 - 30 BC
  • Hide Pouch

    Designed to be attached to a waist belt, with incised and punched ornamentation which includes a coronet and the inscription ‘Mede May Sped’ (e) English 15th C.

    ID
    Hide pouch (part of)
    ORIGIN
    951,61
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    Archaeology
    ERA
    15th C.
  • Mans gloves of goatskin grain inward cuffs covered with silk and embroidered with silver gilt thread and seed pearls lined with pink silk. English in origin.

    ID
    Man's gloves of goatskin
    ORIGIN
    475,56
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    16th C.
  • Fire helmet of moulded hide with ‘cockscomb’ with gilt ornamentation perhaps early 19th C

    ID
    England
    Fire helmet of moulded hide
    ORIGIN
    1219,64
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    Science & Industry
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Small trunk (27x17x12.5″) with arched top covered with brown morocco and richly tooled in gold with designs that include the Royal coat of arms crown and cipher VR with ormolu handles lined with scarlet roan with a lattice of black strapping’s in the lid used by Queen Victoria. With makers label W I Hodges 16 Bouverie St London, said to have been used as a dispatch box for QV.

    ID
    Trunk covered with morocco leather
    ORIGIN
    396,55
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Binding of mechanically pressed leather on wood – this type of binding was exhibited in Great Exhibition 1851. Decorated in high relief (with holly berry and leaf pattern, inset with clover leaf and initials NI in rectangle on reverse)

    ID
    Bookbinding ‘Gray’s Elegy’
    ORIGIN
    223,51
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Cylindrical box with 3.5″ slip on lid at one end and a 1.75″ one at the other of red morocco leather gold tooled with fleur de leys wheels and printed flowers 17/18th century purpose unknown. From the collection of the late Captain  A W F Fuller and presented by Mrs Fuller.

    ID
    Unknown
    Cylindrical Box
    ORIGIN
    1176,64
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    17/18th C.
  • Passport number 40727 dated 26/8/1856 for Robert Morison and wife. In a case covered with wine colour paste grain skiver stamped with owners name and J Lee 440 West Strand London.

    ID
    Passport
    ORIGIN
    1264,65
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Manuscript ‘ vision of Mary’ written in Amharic in black and red bound with wooden boards in its satchel of gazelle skin , Ethiopian probably 18th Century (see the Hon R H Curzon visits to the Monasteries to the Levant’ London 1849 quoted by J J Buckley in ‘some early ornamental leatherwork’ royal society of antiquaries of Ireland XLV (vol 5 6th series) 1915.

    ID
    Ethiopia
    Manuscript (Amharic - Ethiopia)
    ORIGIN
    1298,65
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Pocket wallet in brown goatskin lined with the same ornamented with silver wire embroider , including under the flap Saml (samuel) Pepys Esq. and on the back Constantinople 1687.

    ID
    Turkey
    Pocket Wallet
    ORIGIN
    1319,65
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    17th C.
  • Saddle. Western type [the Dartmoor Rider]. Ornamented with fine tooling raw hide lacing and platting. Lambs wool lining. Place of Origin: Devon | Artist: D Murray, Okehampton, Devon

    ID
    England
    Saddle
    ORIGIN
    1821,71
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    Sport & Leisure
    ERA
    Unknown
  • A pair of primitive bellows comprising a carved wooden body with 2 iron nozzles and 2 bags of buffalo [?] hide. Ghana perhaps 18/19th Century.

    ID
    Ghana
    Bellows
    ORIGIN
    1907,72
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    Science & Industry
    ERA
    18/19th C.
  • Casket for jewellery of wood covered with calf leather gold tooled lined with pink silk brocade with mirror in lid and various compartments. 1 centre drawer connected with two quadrant shaped drawers that open with it. Made in Budapest c1860.

    ID
    Hungary
    Jewellery Case
    ORIGIN
    309,53
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Casket with flat top of soft wood covered with shaved hide having a daiper pattern on front and ends and an arabesque design on top iron lock and fittings (incomplete) lined with basil condition poor 15th C. perhaps English.

    ID
    England?
    Casket with soft wood flat top
    ORIGIN
    513,56
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    15th C.
  • Medicine case 6,1/2 x 5,1/4 x 2,1/8″ of brown hide lined with purple and black cross grain skiver with compartments (one lidded) containing two large square bottles with cut glass stoppers , three small square bottles , and four phials of boxwood/cork stoppers. Flat carrying handle inset lock.

    ID
    Unknown
    Medicine Case
    ORIGIN
    831,59
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    Unknown
  • Bound book of calfskin decoration – Handwriting on parchment, illustrated ca 1500, tidings in Dutch, with a calendar for the Bishopric of Utrecht.

    ID
    HOLLAND
    Illuminated Manuscript bound in calf.
    ORIGIN
    10177,2014
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    15th C.
  • Fragments of  ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ 4 parchment types, 1 Gewil, 2 minute pieces of leather. Qumran, Judea ca  408BC – 318AD

    ID
    Qumran, Judea
    7 fragments of leather
    ORIGIN
    1290,65
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    ca 408BC - 318AD
  • Astronomical telescope, the exterior covered with gold tooled green morocco. the draw tubes are covered with green vellum. Thought to be English. 17th Century. (dimensions 820mm x 80mm retracted, 2740mm x 80mm fully extended).

    ID
    England
    Telescope. 17th century
    ORIGIN
    156,51
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    Science & Industry
    ERA
    17th C.
  • Carriage bag in crocodile leather 17″ ,with modern lining. ca 1880

    ID
    England
    Carriage Bag in crocodile leather
    ORIGIN
    1623,68
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    19th C.
  • Bag, pouch, Amerindian. probably buckskin decorated with beadwork and draw-string top.

    ID
    Unknown
    Amerindian Bag
    ORIGIN
    ADB2
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    Amerindian
    ERA
    Unknown
  • Bridle ornamented with fine rawhide lacing and dated 1722. Bearing the initials ‘MN’. Found in an attic at Bishops’ Hall, Great Leighs, Chelmsford. by the donor.

    ID
    England
    Bridle dated 1722
    ORIGIN
    1882,72
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    Sport & Leisure
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Casket of wood covered with vellum stained brown, overlaid with gold leaf and then ornamented with incised designs. Portions of the background filled in with red, blue and green tempera. On the front left ‘St Michael combating the devil’ front right ‘St Francis and miracle of the stigmata’ lid left ‘In medallion of foliage a representation of Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor) with/over the date 1532. Lid right ‘ a woman’s head’ probably Isabella of Portugal. Various other heads all with protruding chin and beard and each with a different headgear.

    ID
    Low countries
    Casket. dated 1532
    ORIGIN
    357,54
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    16th C.
  • A monstrance of silver, parcel gilt, with pearls and paste gems 15.25″ high. Bears the Munich silver mark for 1720 and an unidentified craftsman’s name. In the original case of wood shaped to the item and covered with brown calf leather, gold stamped and lined with red stained chamois.

    ID
    Germany
    Monstrance. Munich 1720.
    ORIGIN
    423,55
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    Cases & Containers
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Wig-makers block of moulded hide, hollow and with ‘door’ for space to store tools. On a turned Mahogany stand.

    ID
    England
    Wigmakers block. English 18th Century
    ORIGIN
    444.55
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    Science & Industry
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Mans gloves of goatskin (grain inward) cuffs covered with silk and embroidered with silver gilt thread and seed pearls. Lined with pink silk.

    ID
    England
    Gloves, English 1590
    ORIGIN
    475,56
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    16th C.
  • Part of a panel of ‘Spanish Leather’ from  ‘The Friars’ Newport , Monmouthshire. Early 18th century.

    ID
    Low Countries
    Leather panel (part). Flemish
    ORIGIN
    562,57
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    Decorative Arts
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Small portion of the belly skin of  ‘Tollund Man’ , tanned by the action of bog water. Origin: Jutland Peninsula, Denmark.

    ID
    Denmark
    Human skin, Denmark ca 375-210 BC
    ORIGIN
    568,57
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    Archaeology
    ERA
    ca 375 - 210 BC
  • Single Boot (man’s size 8) Brown Tan Leather.  Corrected grain tan leather upper, leather soled and heeled. Goodyear welted with rubber inserts on sole and heel bearing Paul Smiths logo. Part lined blue leather inner. Earls Barton, Northampton, England, (probably, made).

    ID
    England
    Single Boot
    ORIGIN
    104362014
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    1990s
  • (Label inside) 1914 Prussian Light Infantry.

    A Shako is a tall, cylindrical military cap, with a visor and tapered top. Chin strap. Outer is black stained vegetable tanned leather, inner is unstained. Mounted with a brass military crest topped with a felt plume (in black and white). The crest reads “MIT GOTT FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND ” “FR” on a single headed eagle clutching an orb and sceptre.

    ID
    Prussia (likely)
    (Detail of) Prussian, Shako early 19th C
    ORIGIN
    1049,63
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    Militaria & Warfare
    ERA
    ca 1888.
  • Book , small 8vo bound in black morocco gilt borders enclosing the arms of Queen Anne on both sides. ‘a collection of the several statutes and parts of statutes now in force relating to high treason and misprision of high treason ‘ London, printed by Charles Bill and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceased: Printers to the Queens most excellent majesty 1709.

    ID
    England
    Book 'a collection of statutes etc.'
    ORIGIN
    425,55
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    Books & Manuscripts
    ERA
    1709
  • Florence, Italy. Flask for Gunpowder. Cuir Bouilli Florentine early 16th C

    ID
    Italy
    Flask for Gunpowder.
    ORIGIN
    61,48
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    Militaria & Warfare
    ERA
    16th C.
  • Shield (19″ diameter) circular convex front of moulded leather with four small iron bosses and gilt decoration Indian 18th C.

    ID
    India
    Indian shield
    ORIGIN
    918,61
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    Militaria & Warfare
    ERA
    18th C.
  • Left-handed quiver with hand tooled floral design on belt and quiver.

    ID
    England
    Quiver
    ORIGIN
    MLD3
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    Science & Industry
    ERA
    1988
  • Leather torso in two pieces with stand covered in tan and brown leather by Whitaker & Malem, London 2000

    ID
    England
    Sculpture. Leather torso in two pieces
    ORIGIN
    MLP1 2000
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    Decorative Arts
    ERA
    2000
  • Sculpture

    ‘Untitled’ Leather sculpture made by Mandy Havers in 1984 20x13x8″  Dyed calf leather, hand sewn. Coventry, England

    ID
    England
    Sculpture by Mandy Havers 'Untitled'
    ORIGIN
    MLP23, 1991
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    Decorative Arts
    ERA
    1984
  • Pair of woman’s side buttoned boots in bright blue kid. stitched 32 to the inch. Paris, France.

    ID
    France
    Boots (French)
    ORIGIN
    898,61
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    Clothing & Footwear
    ERA
    ca1840 -50
  • Shield in the form of a ‘pavise’ 18.75 x 13.25″ of wood (oak?) the front covered with thin hide with embossed ornamentation which includes flowers, a two headed eagle and the initials ‘MZ’ apparently embossed from a wooden mould. The back covered with parchment bearing traces of writing.

    ID
    Hungary?
    Shield, Hungarian 15th Century
    ORIGIN
    916,61
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    Militaria & Warfare
    ERA
    15th C.
  • Golf ball of alumed leather? Hand sewn, the stitches being invisible on the surface. Said to be filled with feathers ‘as many as would fill a top hat’. Thought to be from St Andrew’s Golf Club.

    ID
    Scotland
    Golf Ball, 1848
    ORIGIN
    937,61
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    Sport & Leisure
    ERA
    1848
  • Red fox stole with legs and clip head

    ID
    England (probably)
    Stole, red fox
    ORIGIN
    F043,2014
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    Decorative Arts
    ERA
    ca1940