Tanner Krolle – from past to present.

Tanner Krolle`s leather craftsmanship really is an art. Furthermore, it is an art that is saturated in the most exciting Victorian heritage. The brand has been a corner stone of leather craft for over 150 years and is steeped in tradition that goes all the way back to 1856.

In the year in question, the talented master-saddler Frederick Krolle, founded his workshop near London`s St. Paul`s Cathedral. Tanner Krolle`s origins coincided with the hay day of the railway and the Grand Tour with the aim of providing travellers with a sophisticated range of handcrafted luggage. One of his most notable creations is the infamous `Portmanteau`, but he created everything from top-hat cases, Gladstone Cases, to bonnet boxes.


Also, from 1917 Tanner Krolle begun a relationship with Harrods that lasts to this very day. This relationship is one of many which goes to signify of Tanner Krolle`s luxurious credentials,
Some notable users of Tanner Krolle luxurious accessories are the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who never travelled without a Tanner Krolle bag in toe, also Jackie Onassis and Saudi Arabia`s late King Fahd bin Abdul Azziz Al Saud.

Today the Tanner Krolle brand still stands as an icon of the finest craftsmanship and elegance. Here are a few pieces from the most recent collection.

Hampstead Messenger


Tanne Krolle`s description: The Hampstead Messenger Bag is handcrafted in traditional English Bridle leather. It features an A4 sized internal compartment with an inner zipper pocket and magnetic slip pocket. It also has an outside zipper and removable shoulder strap. £995.00.

1856 Bridle Persia


Tanne Krolle`s description: A Limited Edition of five handbags celebrating Tanner Krolle`s 155th year anniversary – designed exclusively by Quentin Mackay. This Persia handbag is hand crafted in veg tanned bridle leather and develops a beautiful patina over time. Featuring the unique jewellery finish Ball & Claw hardware with one micron of burnished gold plate. Luxuriously lined in calf leather, the interior has two slip pockets, a zip pocket and a key/security leash. £1,695.00.

Limited Edition Antique Calf Desk Set


Tanne Krolle`s description: Inspired by leather used for a special commission in our 1920`s archive this seven piece desk set combines wood carving, dovetailed for strength and longevity, with fine leather workmanship. Each piece is hand covered in the finest antiqued calf leather with each panel bombayed and stitched with a contrast stitch highlighting. The set includes a reversible desk blotter, paper tray, letter and paper rack, business card holder, pen holder, note pad holder and letter opener. The larger pieces can be personalised with crowns and crests and initials. £3,995.00

Bespoke Services

Aside, from Tanner Krolle`s off the rack items, they also offered a comprehensive and exciting bespoke service. Over no less than 3 appointments, either in store or at home, you become designer and chief. With the guidance of a Tanner Krolle assistant, you can select from a vast repertoire of colours shapes and designs, the plans will then come to life under the hands of one of Krolle`s talented crafstmen.

For more information go to: http://www.tannerkrolle.com

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