The classic 35cm black Birkin in the amazing Ardennes leather. Now discontinued, Ardenne leather is large grain, flat, structured leather (it doesn't slouch or flop). It is scratch resistant and has a touch of a sheen but is not shiny. The leather is lighter and less textured than the Togo. Similar to the current leather Vach Liegee. Kept in Excellent condition by a discerning Hermes collector.
Collection: 1997, Square A
35cm: 14” W x 7.5” D x 10.75” H
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.