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Extremely Rare, 20th Century Arthur Conan Doyle Goyard Desk Trunk

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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 the detective fiction featuring Sherlock Holmes in 1891. Conan Doyle travelled widely and he enjoyed frequent correspondence with various great minds of the time including Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Such was his influence and popularity, it is said that King Edward VII knighted Conan Doyle in 1902 in order to encourage him to keep writing new stories. Designed by Conan Doyle with the Trunk maker Goyard in 1929, the trunk would have allowed him to work and write while travelling abroad. Unfortunately Conan Doyle never saw his finished trunk as he passed away in 1930. Only 7 "Conan Doyle" Goyard Travel Trunks were ever made, one resides in our collection; 2 are owned by Goyard themselves; 1 is on display in a private museum in France and 2 are in private collections and the last one has long been lost. Some feature a red interior, the others have a black or wooden interior like the first original desk trunk that was commissioned by Conan Doyle. This trunk was a complete mobile office, it could house all sorts of documents and accessories, commercial papers, samples, and even a typewriter necessary for a travelling writer. This trunk was the absolute companion for any globe trotting author. This trunk is not the first one made, ordered by Arthur Conan Doyle, but is part of the 7 ever made following Conan Doyle design. This trunk include: -on the inner side of the Lid, one compartment for files, two photo frames and a compartment for clock (clock not included) with on the back 3 small compartments -on the top of the bottom part, the wooden folding desk which reveals under a square compartment to hold the typewriter and a folder compartment to organise files alphabetically -at the bottom (only accessible when the front doors are open) 5 drawers of different shapes The keys are missing. Condition: Please view the detailed pictures as they form part of the description.
  • Creator:
    Goyard (Maker),Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.04 in (89 cm)Width: 19.69 in (50 cm)Depth: 24.81 in (63 cm)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1930
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Please view the detailed pictures as they form part of the description.
  • Seller Location:
    Hong Kong, HK
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: #114191stDibs: LU5609223571432
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