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Friday, September 2, 2011


Richards' Secretary Trunk

$4495

After seemingly circling the globe, a canvas-clad steamer trunk landed at a famed European antiques market. It was battered and worn, but its careful construction and handsome detailing marked it as bespoke luggage, crafted in early 20th-cenury England for a traveler of discerning taste (a traveler whose name – according to the brass plate mounted above the latch – was Tom Richards). Plucked from potential obscurity, the trunk made its way to the workshop of Timothy Oulton, where it was painstakingly dismantled – every pin removed and measured, every hinge and brace scrutinized. And from that well-made, well-traveled trunk, a collection was born.

  • Each piece is constructed in precisely the same manner as the original and aged to look as if it's seen epic journeys of its own
  • Wood frames are clad in water-resistant hand-waxed canvas, finished with hand-hammered pins
  • Braced with strips of aged bamboo trimmed with antiqued brass
  • Fitted with leather handles and corner protectors
  • Equipped with brass luggage latches
  • Canvas lined interior
  • Beige waxed canvas

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