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Louis Vuitton Ladies Lingerie Desk Trunk in Orange with Mahogany Finish, 1914

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A very rare and unusual Louis Vuitton ladies lingerie desk trunk, circa 1914. This great piece made in their famous orange Vuittonite fabric, but over the years, living it's life and being polished in various way's it's now attained a gorgeous mahogany colored patina. It's the only example we've ever seen in orange. The trunk has full brass hardware throughout, and the all leather edging and corners compliment the patina on the rest of the piece. The interior has it's original goat skin covered pull out drawer, which functioned as the desk element of the trunk. Goat skin was used for the drawer as it's just about the strongest thin leather you can get. To the bottom right hand corner of the drawer /desk, embossed in gold, are the Louis Vuitton embossed details as can be seen. The drawer slides in and out perfectly, as you would expect. You'll see that the interior of the trunk has been re-lined in a sumptuous navy blue suede. It's as elegant as elegant get's. The interior of the pull out drawers has also been relined, this time in brand new linen, so it's perfectly clean and ready for whatever use you'd like to put this stunning piece to. The interior of the lid has also been relined in the navy blue suede, as have the compartments sitting at the top of the trunk and removable trays. Beneath this section are two pull out drawers, and the trunk retains it's original keys to open these. What isn't apparent at first until you remove it, is the right hand removable tray, when taken out, is evidently much shorter than the depth of the space you pull it out from, leaving a secret small area behind it. This is pretty mysterious. The original owner has evidently ordered the trunk and insisted on having this secret area placed in there. Unless you really go tooth and nail looking over the whole trunk, it'd be very easy to miss that it's even there! It begs the question, what were they hiding? Intriguing..... So, overall a stunning piece, for decoration and more, and with an air of mystery to it as well! This wonderful piece is available to view in our store on Sydney Street in Chelsea, London.  

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1914
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 22 in. x D 20 in.H 91.44 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 50.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU1945317768152
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