One antique English travel case and Top Hat by Tress & Co. London


These intriguing items consist of a vintage English travel case, and a silk top hat, by the renowned makers, Tress & Co. of London.


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Dating to the early twentieth century, these curious pieces, an antique leather travel case, and a silk top hat, are fascinating mementos of early English style and travel history.

They consist of a small, rectangular leather travel case, and a fine silk-lined top hat, initialed, and stamped for Tress & Co., world renowed makers operating out of Southwark, London, from the mid-nineteenth century until 1953. The case closes from the top with a latch mechanism, and still bears the signs of many a travel stamp, and the scribbled on address of the owner, a Mr Arkwright, and the hat is embossed with his initials, 'D.L.A,' and a stamp for the maker.

Curious pieces of English travel history, and from the collection of an English gentleman, these fine pieces will be of interest to any with a love of pre-war England.

Hat & case, hat: height 16cm, width 26cm, depth 31cm,
Case: height 27cm, width 35cm, depth 20cm


Country of Origin
British, English
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
Fabric, Leather, Silk
Black, Brown, Cream


27 cm / 10.6 inches
35 cm / 13.8 inches
20 cm / 7.9 inches


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