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.... This necessaire de voyage would have been the perfect companion on trips through foreign lands.  As you rubbed shoulders with other travelers from the upper echelon, this case.......  That is why this necessaire is not all show; it is fitted with locks by Bramah, a company still known for its superior craftsmanship... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Necessaire Travel became a key pastime for the affluent beginning in the 18th century. Young gentlemen and women of high social standing often traveled throughout the Continent in an extended, educational tour known as their Grand Tour... Read More »

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...with some of the items we have right here in the gallery. This necessaire de voyage would have been the perfect companion on trips through foreign lands.  As you rubbed shoulders with other travelers from......how posh your new friends are, or how familiar the exotic locales you frequent begin to feel, anything is still possible.  That is why this necessaire is not all show; it is fitted with locks by Bramah... Read More »

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...timetables in 2009, it is not too late to relive the heyday of sophisticated travel with some of the items we have right here in the gallery. This necessaire de voyage would have been the perfect companion.......  That is why this necessaire is not all show; it is fitted with locks by Bramah, a company still known for its superior craftsmanship.  And for extra peace of mind, keep your valuables in one of the two secret... Read More »