Quintessential Edwardian era fitted case for the well-heeled Grand Tour traveler, this one has survived in excellent form, partly owing to the presence of the original outer canvas cover. Blue textured leather, with original canvas case and handle dust cover, opens to reveal matching leather lined and fitted interior, 2 x working locks, but no key.Difficult to date, but I would suggest around 1900 - 1920. Most accessories are obviously missing, but items included are as below (accessories could added by the purchaser). Paper note book with cover. The out inner case is in very good condition, with some superficial marks, scratches, scuffs and wear. Outer canvas cover, some slight wear, discolouration and marks.
Plus, some mildew marks to the inside of the cover. Further photos available on request. 43cm wide, 34cm deep, 18cm high. Was a chain of department stores with its flagship store being situated at.
Founded in 1833 as a drapery, Robinson bought up nearby shops on Oxford Street to create a department store. Peter Robinson (180474), a Yorkshireman. Opened a linen drapery shop. By 1840, he had opened a Court & General Mourning House store at Regent Street, which became known as "Black Peter Robinsons".
They always had a brougham. Harnessed with a coachman dressed in black and lady fitters sat inside, ready to hurry off to the home of a newly bereaved widow.During the 1850s, John Lewis. In 1864 he was offered a partnership in the business, but declined; instead, he opened his own drapery on Oxford Street. Peter Robinson, the founder is buried in a family grave at Highgate Cemetery. The current building at Oxford Circus was designed by architect Henry Tanner Junior. Being completed in 1912, it is Grade II listed.
The building was substantially extended in 1923. The business grew into a small chain of department stores and in 1946, Burton's. What became the Arcadia Group.
The business continued to expand, with new stores opening across the United Kingdom, including Lime Street in Liverpool. Televised the opening in 1961 of the Peter Robinson Store in Norwich. At the height of the business Peter Robinson had 39 stores. Store (located in Angel Street).
In 1965, the basement of the Oxford Circus store was converted to be a Peter Robinson Topshop. In 1974, Burton's Group, the parent company decided that Peter Robinson and Topshop should be separated, with Peter Robinson aiming for the over 25s. The number of stores was reduced from 22 to six. By the end of the 1970s the Peter Robinson brand had all but disappeared.
The item "Travel Vanity Case, Luggage, Suitcase, Peter Robinson London, Antique Leather" is in sale since Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Luggage & Travel Accessories\Vintage Luggage & Travel Accs". The seller is "andrew_frost7r3b" and is located in Matlock. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.