Leather Museums & Museums With Lether Goods Collections
An old Victorian Gents Hat Box, this took a Top Hat. It would have been made from case hide & corner stitched. It is a shut flush case & the lid had a strap hinge so that the lid fell back for access to the hat . Just look at that exquisite shape to the lid.
Another old case usually described as a Fitted Case due to the bottles jars & other toiletries accommodated in compartments, loops, etc. This is also a shut over lid case as indeed the majority of them were in those days.
This was my specialist area & will be dealt with fully in the penultimate manual.