Louis Vuitton trunk Malle à Chapeaux. Paris, around 1926


Louis Vuitton trunk datable to the second decade of the twentieth century, restored and brought back to its original condition. It is a Malle à Chapeaux for women, that is a light, simple and practical trunk-hatbox, created to carry hats without “Madam being afraid of finding them damaged on arrival”.
Upholstered in Monogram canvas, a fabric featuring rosette and monogram (“LV”) motifs, invented in 1896 by Georges Vuitton, son of Louis.

The hardware is brass, the locks and nails are hallmarked, the finishes “lozine” and wood. The initials “C. A. A.”, placed on both short sides, provide information regarding the first owner; the red stripe in the center of the boot completes the customization. Interior lined with satin with ecru ribbons placed under the lid, pair of stackable “ribbon cages”, i.e. mobile containers with a wooden frame on which a cloth ribbon is stretched, and original label bearing the unique product number (773764 ).

This type of trunk has been made in eight different sizes, in order to accommodate different specifications.

Louis Vuitton trunks, iconic pieces of furniture and collectibles, are still resistant and waterproof today, examples of great craftsmanship.

Dimensions: cm. 59x82x52
CODE: ABVI1A0188117


– Pierre Lèonforte, Éric Pujalet Plaà, 100 legendary trunks – Louis Vuitton, Abrams, New York, 2010.

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