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Antique Louis Vuitton Black Doctors Bag Sac Cabine Rare Travel Bag Early 20th C

$4,400

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Antique Louis Vuitton Sac Cabine Black Doctors Bag, likely made in the early 20th C. Made from black textured grain leather, it opens like a doctor's bag with two hinged pieces and features double top handles. Lined in red leather with two flat side pockets. Antique (100+/- years old) with definite signs of use/wear: multiple abrasions, digs, color loss; signs of later colorant use in places; interior stains/digs; scratches/patina to hardware. 1 corner seam has split in exterior leather (last image). Brass plate engraved w/original owners initials. No key. All in all, a great example of Louis Vuitton's historic travel pieces, but also perfect for use as home decor or interior design. 16in L x 10in H x 9.5in D. Stamped LOUIS VUITTON PARIS 1 RUE SCRIBE 149 NEW BOND ST LONDON. Authenticated by REAL AUTHENTICATION & a copy of certificate will be included with purchase.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Length: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Contemporary (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Definite signs of use/wear: multiple abrasions/color loss; signs of later colorant add in places; interior stains/digs; scratches/patina to hardware. 1 corner seam shows split in exterior leather (last image). Brass plate engraved w/owner monogram.
  • Seller Location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Antique Louis Vuitton Sac Cabine Doctors Bag Mini Trunk Luggage 1stDibs: LU407211074772

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
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About the Manufacturer

Louis Vuitton

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, crossbody bags, leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing and more — is one of craft and innovation in the worlds of fashion, jewelry and furniture.The company’s modest origins can be traced back to when its founder, Louis Vuitton (1821–92), wishing to free himself from the conventional lifestyle in his provincial French city of Anchay as well as a difficult stepmother, left in the early 1830s to make a new life in Paris. The young Vuitton was 13 at the time and would need to travel on foot to get to the capital, which was hundreds of miles away. With stops along the way to make money so that he could forge ahead, the journey took a couple of years, but reward was close at hand.When he arrived in Paris, Vuitton made a living with his hands. He toiled as a box maker and packer for more than a decade and built relationships with royals and members of the upper class while working for the empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo. In 1854, Vuitton launched his namesake company. The craftsman opened a humble workshop on rue Neuve des Capucines and advertised his services with a small poster that read: “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specializing in packing fashions.”Long before his brand would become known globally for its exemplary top-handle bags and stylish totes, Vuitton produced stackable and rectangular trunks. The most common trunks of the era were round, which weren’t ideal for toting and storing. In 1858, Vuitton debuted his lightweight, handcrafted canvas trunks, which were sturdy, rugged and equipped with convenient compartments. Travel’s popularity broadened in the late 19th century, and Vuitton’s trunks could easily be packed into train cars and ships — upright trunks meant hanging wardrobe storage that would allow his clients to transport their sophisticated garments without worry. Demand increased and the company grew. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, control of the luxury house was passed onto his only son, Georges Vuitton.In 1914, a Louis Vuitton store opened at 70 Champs-Élysées. The largest travel-goods store in the world at the time, it became the company’s flagship.The Louis Vuitton brand embodies all the attributes of luxury, from the craftsmanship, exclusivity and relevance to heritage. It’s only appropriate that it boasts one of the most recognizable insignias — the imaginative interlocking of letters and fleurettes — in the fashion world. The famous LV monogram was first used in 1896 as part of an initiative by Georges to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted new line of travel trunks. It’s one of the earliest examples of fashion branding.The LV monogram would soon appear on everything from bags and various fashion accessories to alligator-skin champagne cases, from stylish apparel and earrings to teddy bears and airplane models.On 1stDibs, the unmistakable insignia can be found on both modern and vintage Louis Vuitton shoulder bags, suitcases, original 19th-century trunks, jackets and more.
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