I did leave the bells in the patina I found them in, if someone preferred they could shine them with brass cleaner. The leather has one tear with a wire repair at the center and this could probably be improved. We did soak it with a leather conditioner and it is fairly supple but it does show its age. One of the two pieces of leather to hold the end of the strap by the buckle is also ripped. Please see all photos to judge condition for yourself & ask if you have any questions.
I have listed a second, almost identical strap I bought along with this one if you are interested. Imagine a team of horses trotting along pulling a sleigh with these wonderful bells around their necks! The item "Classic Antique Sleigh Bells, 13 Graduated Petal Brass Bells On 3.5' Strap" is in sale since Friday, May 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal".
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