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    Hermes Matte Black Crocodile Attache Briefcase Bag with Gold Hardware
    Good Condition
    16.5" Width x 12" Height x 3.5" Depth
    This Attache Briefcase is a great piece of Hermes heritage; a true testament to the aesthetic design, quality, and luxury that Hermes has offered its clientele for centuries. This briefcase is done in Matte Black Crocodile, featuring one rolled top handle, masterfully paired Gold Hardware, and double lever and combination lock closures. The interior is done in Rouge H Chevre Leather, featuring one gusseted slip pocket.

    This bag is in Good Condition. The combination lock is malfunctional, but can still effectively be opened. There is evidential scratching to the exterior crocodile throughout. The hardware is notably scratched, with some frosted and dark patina in places. There are a few dents on the lever clasps and the combination lock plaque. There is a slight sheen throughout the crocodile exterior, including the handle, which also exhibits wear from use. There is some scuffing to the base and base corners, with some darkening to the base feet hardware. There is some sporadic glue runoff in the seams. Near the base on both the front and back exteriors, there is some spotted residue from contact, and some glaze loss and residue from contact in places. There is some warping to the structure of the lid, where there is an outward bend on the sides near the lid separation. The interior shows evident scratching, scuffing and denting appropriate with age and consistent with exterior wear. There are some creases to the leather near gussets and folding edges, along with some bubbling from improper humid storage. There are some black ink marks toward the gusseted pocket's base, and also at the base of the interior compartment. There is some sporadic frosted residue in places. The leather lid of the interior is bent in places, creating creased and ridges in the structure beneath. There are places where the interior leather has become dry, stiff, and flaky, with some notable whitening. This bag includes an Hermes dustbag.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.


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    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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