Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Hat Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

$23,782.99

About

This beautiful trunk is very elegant and in very good condition. It has got the hand stencilled LV Monogram pattern canvas, all black lozine trim, brass fittings and black LV stamped steel handles. Solid brass LV marked studs and locks. No initials. It has got a magnificent warm patina. Its interior has got its 2 original removable webbed basket, as well as its original Louis Vuitton label and serial number. Original interior showing signs of age, consistent with its period. It would be a perfect side table or bed cabinet.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.26 in. (54 cm)Width: 24.02 in. (61 cm)Depth: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1035216048722

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Saint-Ouen, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

Louis Vuitton

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, 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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Saint-Ouen, France
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2014
133 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

56" Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Water Mill, NY
Rare 56" tall vintage Louis Vuitton steamer wardrobe trunk with leather handles and keys.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Courier Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Water Mill, NY
44" long vintage Louis Vuitton footlocker with four trays, leather handles and keys.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Steamer trunk, early 20th century Wardrobe trunk covered in monogram canvas with natural Lozine leather trim and handles, and brass hardware with front lock...
Category

Early 20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

1930s Louis Vuitton Monogram Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
1930s Louis Vuitton monogram steamer trunk. The exterior of the trunk has the classic LV monogram, wood and leather trimming with solid brass hardware. Interior is lined with it's or...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Antique Louis Vuitton Damier Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Doylestown, PA
Antique Louis Vuitton Damier pattern trunk, lock plate with Paris rue Scribe Address and London Strand Address; black enameled metal edges, iron handles and bottom, bronze corners, w...
Category

Vintage 1930s Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Canvas

Early Historically Important Vintage Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. Early production from turn of the century (after 1896 with the presence of the LV logo, and likely before 1910). From the descendants of ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Wood

Louis Vuitton Monogram Hat Box trunk c1910
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
Rare Louis Vuitton Monogram Hat Box trunk in excellent condition with lozine trim to the edges, brass lock, leather handle and original tray & straps to the interior, c1910. Louis V...
Category

Vintage 1910s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Louis Vuitton Striped Rayee Canvas Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century Louis Vuitton striped canvas steamer trunk with multiple storage compartments. Not only is this late 19th century Louis Vuitton steamer trunk a functional piece of ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French American Colonial Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery