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Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Antique Henry Likly and Co. Steamer Trunk with Two Insert Trays
By Hartmann Trunk Company
Located in East Freetown, MA
This is a classic American style steamer trunk with wooden slats and brass fittings. Trunk has two
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Antique Embossed Metal Oak Banded Dome Top Steamer Trunk Chest with Insert
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian era dome top / hump back style steamer trunk made of oak and metal with floral
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Metal

Moynat Trunk, Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Hat Trunk, Moynat Luggage
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
your Moynat trunk truly your own. Investing in a Moynat trunk is an investment in both style and
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Moynat Trunk, Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Hat Trunk, Moynat Luggage
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful and very rare Moynat trunk features beautiful checkers canvas, chocolate color
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is the most iconic piece of luggage
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Moynat Shoe Trunk, Moynat Trunk, 77 cm Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Checkers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
your own. Investing in a Moynat trunk is an investment in both style and functionality. Don’t settle
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Vuitton Trunk, 55 cm Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
extraordinary conversation piece that would add a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1910s Louis Vuitton Monogram Courier Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
trunk is enveloped in the iconic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, a symbol of luxury and style that has
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1910s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Small 1920s Louis Vuitton Monogram Steamer Trunk , 60 cm Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This lovely little Louis Vuitton steamer trunk features stenciled monogram, all chocolate color
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Antique Wooden Band Large Steamer Trunk Orange Ship Trunk Cunard Line Decals
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Wooden band large steamer trunk orange ship trunk Cunard line decals. Item features various
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Early 20th Century Renaissance Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Metal

Louis Vuitton Antique Orange Yellow Vuittonite Cabin Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare cabin travel trunk by Louis Vuitton, dating to the early part of the 20th century (circa 1910
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1910s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Antique Louis Vuitton Double Wardrobe Trunk Monogram Steamer Malle Armoire
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
For sale is a rare and exquisite antique Louis Vuitton Double Wardrobe Trunk, a true collector's
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1910s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Antique Belber Traveling Goods Brown Monogram Print Hard Case Steamer Trunk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Belber Traveling Goods Monogram Louis Style Hard Case Steamer Trunk. Item features a unique
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Early 20th Century Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Wood

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE 1910 LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED & SIGNED MALLE PENDERIE TRUNK
By Louis Vuitton
Located in GB
fully restored original Louis Vuitton 1910 steamer wardrobe, Malle Penderie trunk in orange canvas
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1910s French Edwardian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Copper

Rare 20th Century Louis Vuitton "Low Wardrobe" Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
wonderful trunk for any avid Louis Vuitton trunk collector. Oozing style and elegance this trunk makes for a
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1920s French Other Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

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Extremely Rare, 20th Century Arthur Conan Doyle Goyard Desk Trunk
By Goyard
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Extremely rare, Goyard Desk Trunk Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British doctor and writer famous the world over for his Sherlock Holmes series of stories, he began to write...
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Brass

Sasco Semi-Flush Mount Brass Light Fixture, Custom Finishes
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
The Sasco is a versatile custom-made solid brass and glass globe light fixture, which can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. Shown here in our factory brass, an uneven unfinished br...
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2010s American Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Refinished Early American Steamers Dome Top Pine and iron Blanket Chest Trunk
Located in Germantown, MD
A gorgeous, completely Refinished Early American Steamers Dome Top Pine and iron Trunk / Blanket Chest Trunk on wheels and lined with American Colonial scenes textile. Great for Blan...
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Early 20th Century American American Colonial Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Iron

Large Leather and Metal Full Closet Steamer Trunk, circa 1930s
Located in Germantown, MD
An impressive Large wardrobe steamer trunk travel case from the early 20th c. The interior features 5 drawers, 11 full hangers, 1 cloth screen and a lined storage box. While designe...
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Early 20th Century Argentine American Colonial Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Metal

Vintage Metal Steamer Trunk with Luggage Label, Small
Located in Stockton, NJ
A vintage metal steamer trunk with various period luggage labels. Manufactured by Bassett.
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1940s American Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Metal

Antique Original Paint Romanian Blanket Chest Coffer Trunk Church Painting
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning, circa 1900 hand painted Romanian clothes trunk or marriage coffer chest depicting a large Church to the front I have recently pur...
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Early 1900s Romanian Late Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Pine

19th Century Barrel-Stave Steamer Trunk
Located in Bradenton, FL
An antique barrel-stave steamer trunk dating from the mid 19th century. Made of oak, it has a domed lid with gold painted brass corners, black leather strapping and original iron hin...
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19th Century American Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Iron

Fully Renovated American Dome Top Cedar Trunk, circa 1880s
Located in Germantown, MD
Late 19th Century (1880s) Restored Antique Dome Top Trunk For Sale! Unique Features Include Polished Silvery Hardware Contrasting Beautifully Against the Beautiful Grain of the Natur...
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Early 20th Century American American Colonial Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Iron

Antique 19th Century Victorian Tooled Leather & Oak Dome Top Steamer Trunk Chest
Located in Dayton, OH
"A large and impressive Victorian era dome top steamer trunk, circa 1870s. Features a tooled leather and oak frame with geometric diamond pattern metal trim. Lock patented in 1876. ...
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1870s Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Metal

Dome Top Trunk W/ Embossed Metal Star Design
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Dome Top Trunk w/ Embossed Metal Star Design on stand w/ Casters. Original Papered Shelf Insert & Brass Banding.
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20th Century Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Metal, Brass

Original Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Steamer Trunk, Fully Complete with All Pieces
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
A truly luxurious and a fantastic example of a wardrobe trunk in amazing condition; covered in Louis Vuitton from the first quarter of the 20th century, originally designed for inter...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Stainless Steel

19th Century Rattan Leather Covered Steamer Carriage Trunk by Mendel
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare late 19th century large American leather covered rattan basket steamer trunk manufactured by Mendel. The trunk features a rattan frame covered with leather and naugahyde having ...
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

French Steamer Trunk By Aux Etats Unis
Located in Essex, MA
Canvas and leather and wood trim with brass fittings. Provenance ; John Gardner Coolidge. He was the nephew of Isabella Steward Gardner. John was an American diplomat. His summer hom...
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Other

French Steamer Trunk By Aux Etats Unis
French Steamer Trunk By Aux Etats Unis
H 12.5 in W 31.5 in D 20 in
Antique Luis Vuitton Steamer/ Wardrobe Trunk for Restoration
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic age of Travel Luis Vuitton Steamer trunk with the LV monogram and red and white bands. Monogrammed L.R.C., St. Louis MO U.S.A. With old Railway Express label. It opens to han...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Antique Style Steamer Trunk

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Leather, Canvas, Wood

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED MONOGRAM WARDROBE TRUNK
By Louis Vuitton
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored original Louis Vuitton steamer small wardrobe Monogram Trunk RRP £55...
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1910s French Edwardian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Copper

1920's Louis Vuitton Trunk in Monogram, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This superb Louis Vuitton steamer trunk features stenciled monogram canvas, deep chocolate color leather trim, LV stamped solid brass locks and studs as well as solid brass side hand...
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

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Steamer Trunk Wardrobe French early 20th Century Louis Vitton style
Located in France, FR
Wardrobe trunk steamer early 20th century Leather bound Very handsome Good quality and color
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Goyard Steamer Trunk from the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis
By Goyard
Located in Vienna, Vienna
A superb famous large size steamer trunk by Goyard with chevron pattern canvas covering, leather
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1920s French International Style Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Moynat Hat Trunk, Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
handles in leather and its handle latches are also marked "Moynat Paris". This Moynat steamer trunk
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Early 1900s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1920s Brown Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful Moynat steamer trunk features dark brown canvas, matching leather trim and side
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1920's Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This Moynat steamer trunk features a very nice yellow canvas as well as brass corners, solid brass
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1920's Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
1920's Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
H 18.9 in W 31.5 in D 17.33 in
Louis Vuitton Rayée Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New Orleans, LA
This outstanding and extremely rare Louis Vuitton steamer trunk is a treasure. Crafted in the
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19th Century French Other Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Canvas, Linen

Louis Vuitton Rayée Steamer Trunk
Louis Vuitton Rayée Steamer Trunk
H 21 in W 32 in D 19 in
Moynat Trunk with Checkers Pattern, Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This Moynat steamer trunk features the very nice black and grey "damier" pattern canvas as well as
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Moynat Trunk, Moynat Steamer Trunk, Moynat Courrier Trunk, Moynat Luggage
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful and very rare Moynat trunk features beautiful checkers canvas, chocolate color
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
extraordinary conversation piece that would add a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
, it is an extraordinary conversation piece that would add a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Steamer Trunk Wardrobe French Early 20th Century Louis Vuitton Style
Located in Mimizan, FR
Steamer trunk wardrobe French early 20th century Louis Vuitton style. Wardrobe trunk steamer
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Louis Vuitton Cube Trunk, Louis Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This unusual cube trunk is very elegant and in good condition. It features the stenciled LV
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1920s French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
extraordinary conversation piece that would add a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is the most iconic
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is the most iconic
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Steel Bound Damier Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
A fine Damier pattern steel bound Louis Vuitton steamer trunk with blackened steel trim and handles
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19th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton Trunk in Woven Canvas, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique end of the 19th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courier" or steamer trunk
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Steel

Louis Vuitton Trunk in Woven Canvas, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique end of the 19th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courier" or steamer trunk
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Steel

1888 Victorian Age "Eighty-Eight" Steamer Trunk
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Eighty-Eight" steamer trunk was restore and reworked by master craftsman Randall Barbera right here in
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Extra Large Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Steamer Trunk, Louis Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is the most iconic piece of luggage from Louis
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Small 1920s Louis Vuitton Monogram Steamer Trunk , 60 cm Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This lovely little Louis Vuitton steamer trunk features stenciled monogram, all honey color lozin
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1890s Louis Vuitton Tisse Monogram Courrier Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This is a superb Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, large size, rare and sought after Tisse' monogram
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk with Double Hanging
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is the most iconic
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, John Moffat Vuitton
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
piece that would add a genuine touch of elegance to all styles of interiors. Louis Vuitton wardrobe is
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk in Woven Canvas, Louis Vuitton 100 cm Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique end of the 19th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courrier" or steamer trunk
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Steel

1930s Beige Canvas Steamer Trunk in the Style of Louis Vuitton or Hermes
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This gorgeous steamer trunk features a beautiful golden beige canvas, leather trim as well as solid
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1920s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Rustic Victorian Dome-Top "Saratoga" Steamer Trunk **Saturday Sale**
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Saratoga Trunk was a very large, domed top style with fancy trim, covered in either leather or metal. Early
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1880s American Late Victorian Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Iron

Louis Vuitton Tisse Monogram Malle Courier or Steamer Trunk, circa 1900
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courier" / steamer trunk, large
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Early 1900s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk in Woven Canvas, Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique end of the 19th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courier" or steamer trunk
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage English Rexene Waterproof Canvas Travel Trunk
Located in Port Chester, NY
Built to withstand the challenges of long distance travel, this vintage brown steamer trunk is a
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1920s English Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Pair of Louis Vuitton Trunks, Pair of Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunks, LV Wardrobes
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
hanging section trunk. Its interior is all original and complete with its double folding hanging section
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Antique Wonderrobe Steamer Trunk Wardrobe Chest
By Seward Trunk Company 1
Located in Highland, IN
beautiful steamer chest is from the early 20th century and in great condition with a beautiful patina. It
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Early 20th Century American Machine Age Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Antique Steamer Trunk Circa 1900
Located in Asheville, NC
This wonderful steamer trunk is constructed of canvas covered wood with wooden runners with metal
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18th Century and Earlier Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Antique Steamer Trunk Circa 1900
Antique Steamer Trunk Circa 1900
H 13 in W 33 in D 20 in
Aux Etats Unis Steamer or Hat Trunk
Located in Bradenton, FL
A very rare vintage steamer or hat trunk by Aux Etats Unis Paris. In the same style and period as
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Early 20th Century French International Style Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Leather

Aux Etats Unis Steamer or Hat Trunk
Aux Etats Unis Steamer or Hat Trunk
H 13.5 in W 22 in D 13.5 in
1920s Steamer Wardrobe Travel Trunk Made by Mendel Tourist
By Mendel Tourist
Located in Buffalo, NY
canvas wardrobe steamer cabin trunk with leather trim and brass accents, in the Louis Vuitton style, with
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1920s American Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

1900s Louis Vuitton Courrier Trunk in Woven Canvas, Malle Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique early 20th century genuine and superb Louis Vuitton "Malle Courier" or steamer trunk, large
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1890s French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass, Steel

Louis Vuitton Steamer Wardrobe Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Cambridge, MA
Wardrobe-style steamer trunk by Louis Vuitton. Monogrammed LV leather exterior with all original
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Steamer Wardrobe Trunk
Louis Vuitton Steamer Wardrobe Trunk
H 17 in W 44.5 in D 21.5 in
Circa 1915 LOUIS VUITTON Monogram Steamer, Famous Provenance.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Provenance. Provenance: This authentic, monogram Louis Vuitton steamer trunk belonged to Ella
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Early 20th Century French Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Antique Tall Leather Trunk Luggage with Front Opening Panel found in France
Located in Houston, TX
When we sourced this tall steamer-style trunk, we envisioned it as a bar-top. The trunk is crafted
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19th Century European Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Brass

Asprey London Large Leather Steamer Trunk, England, 1900s
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Vienna, AT
A tremendous 1900s leather trunk by Asprey London, with initials T.B. From its central London
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1920s English Art Deco Antique Style Steamer Trunk

Materials

Metal

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Antique Style Steamer Trunk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the antique style steamer trunk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An antique style steamer trunk — often made from wood, metal and animal skin — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer antique style steamer trunk, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique style steamer trunk is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco and Victorian styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made antique style steamer trunk over the years, but those crafted by Louis Vuitton are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

Finding the Right trunks-luggage for You

Add a charming piece of travel history to your space. Antique and vintage trunks and luggage can make a statement as decorative accents and practical furnishings in nearly every room of your home.

There have been many types of trunks and luggage over the years, with availability of these wares broadening as train travel expanded during the 19th century. Antique steamer trunks — named for their use on steamships — mostly date from around 1880 to 1920. These pieces of luggage fit a steamship’s luggage size regulations and essentially doubled as wardrobes, ensuring that a traveler’s evening dresses and suits were kept wrinkle-free on a journey from city to city.

In 1858, French luxury brand Louis Vuitton introduced the world to the now-iconic Louis Vuitton trunks. During this early period of railroad travel, Louis Vuitton trunks solved common travel problems. Instead of the traditional round shape, these handcrafted rectangular trunks stored better on trains. To discourage burglars, the French craftsman and his son, Georges, also eventually patented a revolutionary sophisticated lock for the trunks. The famous LV monogram was first used in 1896 as part of an initiative by Georges to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted travel trunks.

Even if no longer used for travel, the vintage luggage is a popular item among collectors for its historical value and charm. At home, an old wood trunk is a durable storage solution as much as it is a versatile surface. It’s a coffee table in the living room of your farmhouse-style home or rustic loft apartment and a nightstand or blanket chest at the foot of your bed in your bedroom.

From Victorian trunks to Art Deco traveling jewelry cases, journey through history today with an extensive collection of antique trunk suitcases and vintage luggage on 1stDibs.

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