Original Malle Fleurs (Flower Trunk) by Louis Vuitton

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An exceptionally rare Malle Fleurs (Flower Trunk), a miniature version of the classic courier trunk, covered in L. V. Monogramme fabric with leather handles and brass trim, the lock plate signed "Louis Vuitton," the interior fully lined with chocolate brown silk-velvet, completely refitted as a jewel case with lift-out tray and velvet cushions.

Additional Notes: These miniature trunks were created by Vuitton as corporate gifts, presented to good friends and clients. When originally presented, they would have contained either fresh flowers or a flowering plant, with the instruction that when the plant died, Vuitton would take the piece back, and reline it as either a cigarette box or as a jewelry case. By nature of the material they were made from, they were not intended to survive, of course with the accommodation of a plant, many were water damaged and simply thrown away. Therefore today, surviving examples of this little trunk are extremely rare and collectable, and certainly when they are as immaculate as this particular example, very special.
Details
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
Mid-1920s
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Papier-Mache
Wood
brass detailing
silk-velvet lining
Condition
Good. Excellent orginal condition, no restoration. .
Dimensions
3.94 in. H x 11.02 in. W x 5.91 in. D
10 cm H x 28 cm W x 15 cm D
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U1107078680474
Address
Pullman Gallery
14 King Street, St. James's
London SW1Y 6QU
GB
+44 (0)20 3823 6246
Associations
  • 20th Century Specialists
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