A leather doctor's Gladstone bag by J W Allen, The Strand, London

A simply gorgeous 19th century leather Gladstone bag by a superb maker: Allen of The Strand, London with assorted contents.

Inside the case, we found a doctor’s medicine measure, leather card case with handwritten Dr Housley visiting cards, all included with the bag, and a number of old bottles. The leather tag also bears Housley’s name and Kings Cross (X) as the destination. The bag is absolutely useable but would also make the most amazing display piece. Such a lovely set.

The interior of the bag is a vibrant red, with the maker’s mark present at the base.

The bag locks and has its key, and the hinges work well. The leather and bag are in good order.

All in all an absolutely wonderful example.

(Microscope not included; available separately).


All approximate

Length 33cm

Height excluding handle 20cm

Width 17cm


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note the wear to the handle as photographed in the final image, there are marks to the leather and some rubbing to the interior.

Related Items