A pair of black leather box doctor's saddle bags with connecting band, edges tooled in a serpentine pattern and the flaps embossed "ELLIOT'S PATENT / GRANTED JAN. 18, 1870 / A.A. MELLIER / ST. LOUIS, MO. / SOLE PROPRIETOR" in an oval. The interior of each bag is divided into two tin-lined compartments, three with wooden bottle holders, the bottom halves folding out. Complete with 20 large, 10 medium and 4 small medicine bottles, most retaining their stoppers and hand-inscribed paper contents label. A stack of original powder envelopes are also included. An 1878 publication identifies Mellier as the manufacturer of both medicines and this model of saddle bag.
Good. Normal age and light crazing on the leather.