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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 »

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.... The winner will be announced 2 weeks from today, December 16, 2014. Good luck to all! Posted in M.S. Rau Blog by James Gillis | No Comments » Tags: antiques | English | kit | necessaire | Travel Accessorizing... 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 »