Louis Vuitton trunk dating back to around 1910, restored and brought back to its original condition. It is a Malle Courrier, or a travel trunk designed to be placed in the carriages and holds of transatlantic liners, most of the time respecting standard dimensions to meet the needs related to handling and storage. Internally it can be equipped with one or more compartments, organized to meet the different needs of travellers, whether they are male or female.
Covered in Monogram canvas, a fabric characterized by rosette and monogram motifs (“LV”), invented in 1896 by Georges Vuitton, son of Louis. The hardware is in brass, the locks and nails are marked, the finishes in leather and wood. The initials “R. C. H.”, placed on both short sides, provide information regarding the first owner, while the number “7” allows us to place it in all probability within a series of trunks, composed of at least seven items, all belonging to the same owner; The customization is completed by the presence of various labels, evidence of the numerous journeys made by the trunk and its owners.
Interior redone with canvas lining, ribbons placed under the lid and original label, accompanied by a second label bearing the name of the US retailer “John Wanamaker”.
Louis Vuitton trunks, iconic furnishing and collectible objects, are still resistant and waterproof today, examples of great craftsmanship.
Dimensions: 57 x 90 x 54 cm
– Pierre Lèonforte, Éric Pujalet Plaà, 100 legendary trunks – Louis Vuitton, Abrams, New York, 2010.