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Rayee Trunk

Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
1871 Siege of Paris. Striped “Rayée” canvas and the first Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk arrived in the 1870s
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Vintage 1930s French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

  • Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
  • Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
  • Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
  • Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
H 13.63 in W 35.88 in D 20.5 in

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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.

Questions About Louis Vuitton
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    The Neverfull MM is one of Louis Vuitton's most popular bags. It is not being discontinued.
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    No. VF Corporation, which is based in Denver, Colorado, owns Supreme. A French company called LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton owns Louis Vuitton, with headquarters in Paris, France. As of December 2021, there is no affiliation between the two companies. Shop a large selection of both Supreme and Louis Vuitton apparel on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, nearly all Louis Vuitton bags are genuine leather at least along the handles and trim. The remainder of their coated canvas bags is PVC-coated cotton canvas, but leather is the sole material used to make some Louis Vuitton handbags, wallets and luggage pieces. You’ll find a large selection of Louis Vuitton bags on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Louis Vuitton offers products made of both 100% genuine leather and canvas. Louis Vuitton canvas is known for its durability and is sometimes mistaken for leather. Consult the brands website for information about specific items and their materials. On 1stDibs, find a variety of authentic Louis Vuitton pieces from some of the worlds top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Louis Vuitton uses only the finest materials to create its iconic leather handbags and small leather goods. Epi leather, Vachetta, Empreinte leather, Taiga leather, and python, crocodile and ostrich leathers are just some of the materials used in the house’s workshops, which are based in Spain, France and the United States. The iconic Louis Vuitton canvas bags and trunks are made from cotton canvas that’s been treated with a durable derivative of PVC. Shop a collection of Louis Vuitton from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Louis Vuitton makes bags out of a variety of materials. The brand's legendary coated canvas bags feature a layer of cotton fabric coated with PVC and genuine cowhide leather trim. In addition, the brand produces bags entirely out of cowhide, lambskin and exotic leathers like crocodile and snake. Shop a large selection of Louis Vuitton bags on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louis Vuitton bags are made of genuine leather or canvas. Consult the brand’s website for information on specific products. Find authentic vintage and modern Louis Vuitton bags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Any vintage Louis Vuitton item prior to 1982 will not have a serial number. Serial numbers were introduced to Louis Vuitton products in 1982 and discontinued in March 2021 in favor of RFLD chips instead. You’ll find a wide range of Louis Vuitton vintage and modern pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Louis Vuitton is known for luxury products that have been hand-crafted using high-quality materials, including real leather. Recently, the brand has started to explore vegan leather options for certain products as well to support sustainability. Browse a wide range of leather Louis Vuitton bags, shoes and more on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag has a serial number stamped into a leather tag in the bag’s interior. Look for the tag behind the interior pocket of the bag. Shop a collection of expertly authenticated Louis Vuitton Neverfull bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While Louis Vuitton does not offer a leather-goods warranty on its products, repairs are offered free of charge upon assessment. You can fill out a repair request on Louis Vuitton’s website. Find vintage and contemporary Louis Vuitton bags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can add a strap to your Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag, and the high-fashion retailer offers a variety of colorful designs to give your bag a boost. You’ll find a variety of Louis Vuitton handbags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    There are a few sure-tell signs of authenticity for Louis Vuitton scarves. A Louis Vuitton scarf will have a hang tag attached with cleaning instructions and country of manufacturing. All Louis Vuitton scarves are made with the utmost craftsmanship and silk versions will have hand-rolled hems. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of authentic Louis Vuitton scarves from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Louis Vuitton does not manufacture their products in China. The brand’s sole workshops are in France, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Products that claim to be Louis Vuitton but are made in China are likely to be fake. On 1stDibs, you can shop a wide selection of expertly vetted Louis Vuitton products to ensure authenticity.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louis Vuitton’s leather is sourced worldwide and manufactured in France, Spain and the U.S. The high-fashion retailer has pledged to source responsibly as part of its sustainability program. Find leather looks from Louis Vuitton from top sellers around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The date code on a Louis Vuitton bag is usually located along a seam, either on the interior or exterior of the bag. Look along the edges and undersides of pockets and closely examine any leather tabs on the interior. Date codes may fade over time, so look carefully if your bag is older. On 1stDibs, you can browse a wide collection of expertly vetted authentic Louis Vuitton bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Key pouches are one of Louis Vuitton’s most popular small leather goods and restocks are subject to availability both on the brand’s website and through multiple retailers. For physical locations, consult the brand’s website. On 1stDibs, inventory from top-vetted sellers is routinely added. Shop a variety of in-stock Louis Vuitton key pouches and sign up for the mailing list for regular updates on stock.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best place to fix a Louis Vuitton bag depends on the severity of the damage. Louis Vuitton offers evaluation and repair services for authentic goods. Whether you inquire online or in a physical retail location, a Care Expert can assess the cost of a repair and provide you with a complimentary shipping label. Shop a collection of well-vetted preloved Louis Vuitton items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To find the date code on Louis Vuitton handbags, look to the interior. Unlike other luxury brands, Louis Vuitton does not come with authenticity cards but rather a date code stamped in the lining or on a leather tab within an interior pocket. Note, Louis Vuitton did not include date codes in their handbags until 1982 and stopped including date codes as of March 2021. Newer Louis Vuitton items instead have an RFLD chip. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of authentic Louis Vuitton items.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best Louis Vuitton bag for you to buy will always be a matter of personal needs and preferences. Louis Vuitton offers a wide variety of bags, from spacious Neverfull and Keepall designs, to more compact statement Twist and Boite Chapeau styles, and even more in between. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of authenticated Louis Vuitton bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Louis Vuitton bags are so expensive due to their exquisite craftsmanship and durable materials. Additionally, the production of Louis Vuitton products is limited, which also increases the brands prices.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Louis Vuitton products are made in various countries. The luxury brand’s leather goods collection is crafted in workshops located in France, Spain and the United States. Ready-to-wear pieces, footwear and sunglasses are manufactured in France and Italy, while jewelry collections are produced in France, Italy and Switzerland. Timepieces are created exclusively in the Louis Vuitton watchmaking workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. You’ll find a wide range of Louis Vuitton products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.