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Striking Sienna Leather Dunhill Hardshell Briefcase With Polished Brass Hardware- Made In Italy- VGC

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This is an Alfred Dunhill hard shell Briefcase crafted out of beautiful sienna leather and polished brass hardware.

The exterior of this briefcase has soft sienna leather which feels like it has padding underneath. The sienna leather is set off by fine white stitching. The hardware is polished brass. This includes the feet protecting the leather on the base of the bag, the latches and the combination lock. The brass latches are engraved with the Dunhill logo. The lock is functional and currently set at 000. The handle is made of thick padded leather of the same color as the sides.

Inside the case is lined on the bottom with an ivory or off white smooth leather. The hinges are polished brass. The dual compartment fan file is made of sienna leather and ivory suede. It is held in place with an adjustable leather flap with a Dunhill logo that is affixed to the fan with two brass snaps.

The base of the fan file has 3 leather card slots, a leather pouch, and 4 leather pen and pencil sleeves.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches (inside) 18 inches (outside)
Height: 12 inches (inside) 13 inches (outside)
Width: 4 inches


Condition

This briefcase is in very good condition. The hardware and locks are functional. The combination works. There are no holes in the case and it is structurally sound. However, this case was definitely used over the last 40 years and there are the typical signs of use. As expected, the outside of the case has some scuffs, scratches, scrapes, and dents. The side of the case with the Dunhill logo has scuffs, scratches and some spots. [ See photo # 2} The other side has fewer wear marks. [ See photo # 3] The bottom of the case has some nicks and there is a small splilt in the leather over the left hinge. [ see collage photo 5 lower left hand corner] The interior of the case is in much better condition than the outside. It was very well cared for. There are few scuffs and scratches and the surface is smooth and clean. (see photos for best depiction of condition and ask for more if you need them)

Based on my research I believe this bag was manufactured sometime between the late 60s through the early 1980s. I reached this conclusion based on the fact that Dunhill was manufacturing bags at that time and the style is similar to the Hartmann Presidential style briefcases with similar stitching raised edges and corners. That style Hartmann was produced from the 60's to early 80s. See one at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/617240071/hartmann-presidential-style-briefcase-in?ga_search_query=hartmann&ref=shop_items_search_2

About Albert Dunhill

This briefcase is an example of the kind of high end leather gear purchased by the English Aristocracy in the last century. Alfred Dunhill apprenticed at his his father’s equestrian saddlery and harness making business and found himself the owner of the business at the age of 21
 in 1893. His Alfred Dunhill Company grew into a larger enterprise specializing in production of leather for Rolls Royce and high end leather accessories.

Dunhill London continues to thrive today and is known for its 'Bespoke and Made to Measure Service' which caters to those who want someone to create leather goods made just for them. According to the Company's website, its " bespoke leather range is a hugely popular service, with a specialist working in house on everything from a made to measure wallet to a bespoke leather interior for you car. Treasured items can be imbued with great emotional value, so there is also a comprehensive repairs service on hand, and if repair is not possible then an identical item can be built from scratch. Other services include alterations, personal styling and delivery."

As you might expect, there is no catalog pricing bespoke leather good but I suspect if there were the prices would be overwhelming. ( I had a service similar to this when I grew up but she was called "Mom" and the value of her services were priceless...) I am not certain if this briefcase was created by someone who wanted a one of a kind briefcase just for them but I suspect it was not as the party I acquired it from said he purchased it through retail.

If you are interested in acquiring an authentic Alfred Dunhill leather briefcase at a price that doesn't exceed the cost of your child's college tuition take advantage of this listing.

If you like this very vintage leather briefcase and want to see similar leather products from reputable manufacturers like Hartmann, Coach, Tumi, Hidesign, Fossil, and others at a fraction of the original cost, please visit our shop Provintagegear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
This is an Alfred Dunhill hard shell Briefcase crafted out of beautiful sienna leather and polished brass hardware.

The exterior of this briefcase has soft sienna leather which feels like it has padding underneath. The sienna leather is set off by fine white stitching. The hardware is polished brass. This includes the feet protecting the leather on the base of the bag, the latches and the combination lock. The brass latches are engraved with the Dunhill logo. The lock is functional and currently set at 000. The handle is made of thick padded leather of the same color as the sides.

Inside the case is lined on the bottom with an ivory or off white smooth leather. The hinges are polished brass. The dual compartment fan file is made of sienna leather and ivory suede. It is held in place with an adjustable leather flap with a Dunhill logo that is affixed to the fan with two brass snaps.

The base of the fan file has 3 leather card slots, a leather pouch, and 4 leather pen and pencil sleeves.

Dimensions:

Length: 17 inches (inside) 18 inches (outside)
Height: 12 inches (inside) 13 inches (outside)
Width: 4 inches


Condition

This briefcase is in very good condition. The hardware and locks are functional. The combination works. There are no holes in the case and it is structurally sound. However, this case was definitely used over the last 40 years and there are the typical signs of use. As expected, the outside of the case has some scuffs, scratches, scrapes, and dents. The side of the case with the Dunhill logo has scuffs, scratches and some spots. [ See photo # 2} The other side has fewer wear marks. [ See photo # 3] The bottom of the case has some nicks and there is a small splilt in the leather over the left hinge. [ see collage photo 5 lower left hand corner] The interior of the case is in much better condition than the outside. It was very well cared for. There are few scuffs and scratches and the surface is smooth and clean. (see photos for best depiction of condition and ask for more if you need them)

Based on my research I believe this bag was manufactured sometime between the late 60s through the early 1980s. I reached this conclusion based on the fact that Dunhill was manufacturing bags at that time and the style is similar to the Hartmann Presidential style briefcases with similar stitching raised edges and corners. That style Hartmann was produced from the 60's to early 80s. See one at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/617240071/hartmann-presidential-style-briefcase-in?ga_search_query=hartmann&ref=shop_items_search_2

About Albert Dunhill

This briefcase is an example of the kind of high end leather gear purchased by the English Aristocracy in the last century. Alfred Dunhill apprenticed at his his father’s equestrian saddlery and harness making business and found himself the owner of the business at the age of 21
 in 1893. His Alfred Dunhill Company grew into a larger enterprise specializing in production of leather for Rolls Royce and high end leather accessories.

Dunhill London continues to thrive today and is known for its 'Bespoke and Made to Measure Service' which caters to those who want someone to create leather goods made just for them. According to the Company's website, its " bespoke leather range is a hugely popular service, with a specialist working in house on everything from a made to measure wallet to a bespoke leather interior for you car. Treasured items can be imbued with great emotional value, so there is also a comprehensive repairs service on hand, and if repair is not possible then an identical item can be built from scratch. Other services include alterations, personal styling and delivery."

As you might expect, there is no catalog pricing bespoke leather good but I suspect if there were the prices would be overwhelming. ( I had a service similar to this when I grew up but she was called "Mom" and the value of her services were priceless...) I am not certain if this briefcase was created by someone who wanted a one of a kind briefcase just for them but I suspect it was not as the party I acquired it from said he purchased it through retail.

If you are interested in acquiring an authentic Alfred Dunhill leather briefcase at a price that doesn't exceed the cost of your child's college tuition take advantage of this listing.

If you like this very vintage leather briefcase and want to see similar leather products from reputable manufacturers like Hartmann, Coach, Tumi, Hidesign, Fossil, and others at a fraction of the original cost, please visit our shop Provintagegear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(426)
Reviewed by Stephen Mayer
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 14, 2018
This is a beautiful item in excellent condition. I have the tan version of this briefcase that I have carried across all of the US and Canada for 17 years. NOTHING performs like a Hartmann. My 17 year old briefcase is still going strong but this addition will carry me into the next millennium. It's THAT good. Nothing says style and class like a high quality leather briefcase. Every serious business man or woman should have one. This is the shop to get what you need. None better.. I highly recommend. P.S. backpacks are for sleep overs or camping trips. Don't be "That Guy"... :)
This is a beautiful item in excellent condition. I have the tan version of this briefcase that I have carried across all of the US and Canada for 17 years. NOTHING performs like a Hartmann. My 17 year old briefcase is still going strong but this addition will carry me into the next millennium. It's THAT good. Nothing says style and class like a high quality leather briefcase. Every serious business man or woman should have one. This is the shop to get what you need. None better.. I highly recommend. P.S. backpacks are for sleep overs or camping trips. Don't be...
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5 out of 5 stars
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small and delicate, but the picture is gorgeous. It almost looks like Attis is driving Mother's chariot. I like to keep some antique roman coins in it at the moment.
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5 out of 5 stars
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The bag is beautiful! Perfect size to carry all my essentials and even room for my iPad if I want to toss it in. Great seller and very fast shipping. Thanks so much
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5 out of 5 stars
Jul 4, 2018
Excellent service from the seller. Love the bag - perfect for my daughter's 21st!
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Striking Sienna Leather Dunhill Hardshell Briefcase With Polished Brass Hardware- Made In Italy- VGC

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Soft padded sienna leather sides, Polished brass hardware, Dunhill engraved latches, Brass latches and locks, Brass hinges, Brass snap fasteners for fan folder, Interior ivory hard eather lining, Interior leather card slots and pouch, 4 pen and pencil sleeves, Brass feet, Padded leather handle, 18 inches L x 13 inches H x 4 inches Wide, Great gift
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