Hermès Birkin 35 Black Ardennes Gold Hardware - Square A
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 Hermès collector.
Collection: 1997, Square A
35cm: 14” W x 7.5” D x 10.75” H
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 colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.