Norfolk Hide Attache CaseNorfolk hide is one of the very best-kept secrets harboured by collectors and dealers in fine luggage, and is extremely valuable. It is possibly the most unusual process in the manufacture of hide pieces, which results in an entirely distinctive moulded effect. The process makes the leather so rigid that it feels like a vulcanised fibre - and has more visual and tactile density and a real depth of patination normally associated with wood. It also appears unusually free of structural seams and stitching, the parts are all of one piece, with no apparent joins. Interestingly, Norfolk hide seems to take its name from the fact that items were manufactured in quantity in Norfolk Road, Sheffield - and not, as one might assume, in Norfolk. Circa 1920.Enquire
Dimensions 37 cm/14½ inches (length) x 24 cm/9½ inches (depth) x 10 cm/4 inches (height)#This item is now sold.
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