Wed, Feb 21, 2018 10:00AM EST - Thu, Feb 22, 2018 10:00AM EST
A pair of black leather box doctor's saddle bags with connecting yoke, edges and flaps tooled and decoratively stitched, 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 wood and leather bottle , the bottom halves folding out. An 1878 publication identifies Mellier as the manufacturer of both medicines and this model of saddle bag.