The other day we wrote about the bespoke offerings from Rolls-Royce, including custom-made picnic cases.
Vintage leather and wicker picnic cases on offer during Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale
Our favorite is this leather-cased four-person picnic set by W Thornhill & Co. of New Bond Street, London, made circa 1913.
Estimated at $4,000 – $5,000, it comes fitted with a silver-plated cocktail shaker, two glass spirits flasks with silver caps, a leather-cased set of drinking beakers, two nickel-plated sandwich tins, gilt-edged enamel plates and cutlery, measuring tots and a corkscrew.
Talk about “don’t leave home without it”.
Here are some other highlights:
An Edwardian gentleman’s picnic set by Asprey & Co, London, estimated at $800 – $1,200; click to enlarge
A four-person wicker-cased picnic and cocktail set, by Asprey, 1905, estimated at $4,000 – $5,000; click to enlarge
An Edwardian leather-cased traveling drinks set by H.G. Greaves & Sons, Birmingham, circa 1905, estimated at $1,000 – $1,500; click to enlarge
An impressive six-person ‘En Route’ picnic set, by Drew & Sons, London, circa 1911, estimated at $15,000 – $17,500; click to enlarge
- Posted August 17, 2011
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