Early 20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

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This impeccable trunk is an amazing symbol of early 20th century affluence. Not only has it been crafted with the highest caliber of trunk artistry we have come to expect from the House of Louis Vuitton, but it also belonged to one of the most prominent families of 20th century America- the Albright family.

John J. Albright was an American industrialist whose family lived in the town of Buffalo, New York. He was a patron of the arts, but was better known for throwing his Gatsby-esque parties at his West Ferry estate. He had five children, and his second son was Langdon Albright, whose address is hand written on the wonderfully preserved luggage tag. 120 Oakland Place was just around the corner from his father’s estate, and Langdon’s sister even had an estate of her own across the street at 115 Oakland Place.

The luggage tag reads, “Mrs. Langdon Albright, 120 Oakland Place, Buffalo, N.Y.” Mrs. Langdon Albright was Charlotte Spaulding Albright, her initials on both sides of this trunk. This is a complete steamer trunk with original trays.

Organize your other things within a trunk that has seen the rise, the fall, and the resurrection of the American dream.

 

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Complete with trays. Interior in nice condition. Overall trunk shows wear commensurate with age and use, such as fragile original leather handles and some fading of the LV monogram on the top of the trunk. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    22 in. H x 40 in. W x 22 in. D
    56 cm H x 102 cm W x 56 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Aspen, CO
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    f153521603044203323fs
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