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Art Nouveau Hand Tooled Leather Case with Clothing Brush

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If you are a collector of vintage/antique Art Nouveau - Arts and Crafts this Clothing Brush with the original hand tooled leather case signed from the Amity Leather Company in West Bend, Wisconsin would be a beautiful addition. While you can fairly easily find Art Nouveau - Arts and Crafts purses and wallets, accessories like this clothing brush are not common. Highly collectible in the original hand tooled leather case, this all natural horsehair clothing brush would make an outstanding display and functioning piece for your home.

Description:

Case: 5.5" x 3.75"
Brush: 6.75" x 3.5"
Brush in Case: 7" x 3.75"

Materials: Horsehair, Leather, Metal, Enamel, Gold Toned Gild

History:

I've dated this brush to somewhere between 1915 when the Amity Leather Company was established to the 1920's. The Amity Leather Company began in 1915 by Robert Rolfs who had worked for the leather company Enger Kress also a producer of Art Nouveau - Arts and Crafts purses, wallets and other specialty goods. The Amity company in the 1930s was the largest producer of leather wallets and billfolds in the United States.

Condition:

>Leather Case: Very light surface scuffing which can probably be removed with care. The leather is soft and subtle and the leather lacing is in perfect condition.
>Horsehair bristles/brush: Firmly attached, no odd odors.
>Handle: There is enamel loss, but as the set is almost 100 years old and I've never seen another one anywhere; the rarity value compensates for the enamel loss.

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Art Nouveau Hand Tooled Leather Case with Clothing Brush

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: leather, horsehair, metal, enamel, gold toned gilding
  • Feedback: 105 reviews
  • Ships from Georgia, United States to select countries.
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