Amazing railroad luxury travel case ca.1800's (mid) Tramp Art Super Rare
Here we have a stunning travel companion (sort of like a carry-on today) however, the primarily means of travel was railway service and/or horse and buggy for shorter trips. Typically, one would use a travel box like this for longer trips. Don't forget the stories of the Orient Express from the late 1800's, this is a type of box you would may find in the most expensive rooms. This particular example of a small personal travel box is really amazing, I think it may be one of the most dramatic examples of Tramp Art boxes we've seen This artform is extinct today, in fact most people do not know the history behind this artform and most have never seen it. The box is in excellent condition and fully intact. The tramp artwork is in near new condition, you don't see chunks missing, cracks, restoration and common problems like that. The exterior and interior has inlay red velvet, that has turned to a deep red orange color likely from age or sun exposure; nevertheless, it looks amazing and again, excellent condition. The box has its original hardware, which is extremely well executed from a size and design standpoint. The interior features original black paint, original lock and key and an original mirror on the inside top. The hinges are nice and tight as if it was new; the estate this came from treasured this box, so it is very well preserved. Overall, this is a fantastic original example of Tramp Art, American Folk Art and railroad memorabilia; dramatic design and hardware. Measures approx. 12" wide x 9" deep x 8 1/2" high. Please take the time to view our photos for additional item specifics and condition details. Price is firm.Thank you.