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Material: Brass
English Victorian 19th Century Leather Travel Trunk with Brass Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English Victorian period brown leather trunk from the 19th century with brass accents and lateral handles. This 19th-century English Victorian brown leather trunk embodies the ele...
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19th Century English Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

English Turn of the Century Leather Trunk with Brass Accents and Monogram, 1900s
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English Turn of the Century leather trunk from circa 1900 with brass accents, lateral handles and monogram. This English Turn of the Century leather trunk, dating back to circa 19...
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Early 20th Century English Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Pair Early 20th C English Regimental Leather Covered Trunks
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1920s pair of leather and brass covered trunks found in England. Both trunks have been fully restored with patched leather, new blue velour fabric interior, polished brass hard...
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Early 20th Century English Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Extremely Rare, 20th Century Arthur Conan Doyle Goyard Desk Trunk
Located in Hong Kong, HK
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...
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Early 20th Century French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Suitcase In Natural Cow Hide, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A highly unusual and exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton suitcase, originating from the early years of the 20th century, distinguishes itself not with the globally renowned monogram canvas but with a distinctive covering crafted from a singular piece of cowhide. This unique piece represents a special order from Louis Vuitton, showcasing the brand's historical commitment to utilising only the finest hides available. Unlike many of its counterparts, leather trunks and cases of this era often struggle to withstand the test of time, requiring regular treatments to prevent drying and disintegration. Remarkably, this particular example defies the odds, retaining the same supple quality it possessed on the day it first graced the shop floor. This suitcase belongs to Louis Vuitton's collection of "speciality materials," which encompasses a diverse range, including, but not limited to, zinc, copper, crocodile leather, and cow leather. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Large Exotic Embossed Leather Vertical Valet Wardrobe Trunk
Located in Encinitas, CA
Mid century embossed leather steamer trunk on caster wheels, with brass plated hardware. A vertical trunk - a royal traveling companion functioning as a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage/Duffle Bag , c. 1980's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Louis Vuitton monogram luggage bag. The exterior of the bag is adorned with the renowned LV monogram pattern and vachetta leather details, finished with gold-tone brass hardw...
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1980s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

1920's-1930's Louis Vuitton Trunk in Monogram, 80 cm Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This superb Louis Vuitton steamer trunk features hand painted stenciled monogram canvas, deep chocolate color leather trim, Louis Vuitton stamped solid brass locks, clasps and studs ...
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1920s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk , Louis Vuitton Trunk, Vuitton Steamer Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This impressive Louis Vuitton wardrobe features monogramm canvas, lozine trim, LV stamped solid brass locks and studs as well as solid brass corners. It has got a lift top that close...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Large Antique Steamer Trunk, American, Leather, Brass, Shipping Chest, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large antique steamer trunk. An American, leather and brass bound shipping chest, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. Fine example of decorative furniture, with a ...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Tan Leather Case, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
An excellent sturdy tan leather case with solid brass catch and original leather lining with pockets and sleeves to accommodate fittings (now missing). The fittings that remain are t...
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1910s British Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Pair Of Vintage Campaign Luggage Cases, English, Leather, Bedroom Nightstands
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of vintage campaign luggage cases. An English, leather and brass bedside nightstand, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1980.   Superb casework, with beautifully a...
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Late 20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Pair Of Vintage Officer's Campaign Luggage Cases, English, Leather, Nightstands
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of vintage officer's campaign luggage cases. An English, leather and brass bedside nightstand, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1980. Exquisite casework, with b...
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Late 20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

19th Century Large Antique Leather Traveling Luggage with Brass Accents
Located in Wichita, KS
This beautiful 19th Century large scale Antique leather traveling bag or luggage is truly a special piece. The bag opens and all of the brass hardware is in working condition. The b...
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19th Century Empire Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Suitcase In Monogram Canvas, France
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A highly unusual and exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton suitcase, originating from the early years of the 20th century, distinguishes itself not with the globally renowned monogram canvas but with a distinctive covering crafted from a singular piece of cowhide. This unique piece represents a special order from Louis Vuitton, showcasing the brand's historical commitment to utilizing only the finest hides available. Unlike many of its counterparts, leather trunks and cases of this era often struggle to withstand the test of time, requiring regular treatments to prevent drying and disintegration. Remarkably, this particular example defies the odds, retaining the same supple quality it possessed on the day it first graced the shop floor. This suitcase belongs to Louis Vuitton's collection of "speciality materials," which encompasses a diverse range, including, but not limited to, zinc, copper, crocodile leather, and cow leather. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

An Edwardian Dressing Case With Silver Accessories By Walker & Hall c.1928
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An English bridle hide dressing case with gilded silver accessories marked with the Walker and Hall stamp and a delicate engine turned pattern, including brushes, jars, mirror and do...
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1920s British Other Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Cow Hide Suitcase, France c.1920
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A highly unusual and exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton suitcase, originating from the early years of the 20th century, distinguishes itself not with the globally renowned monogram canvas but with a distinctive covering crafted from a singular piece of cowhide. This unique piece represents a special order from Louis Vuitton, showcasing the brand's historical commitment to utilizing only the finest hides available. Unlike many of its counterparts, leather trunks and cases of this era often struggle to withstand the test of time, requiring regular treatments to prevent drying and disintegration. Remarkably, this particular example defies the odds, retaining the same supple quality it possessed on the day it first graced the shop floor. This suitcase belongs to Louis Vuitton's collection of "speciality materials," which encompasses a diverse range, including, but not limited to, zinc, copper, crocodile leather, and cow leather. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique 19thC English Leather Overnight Case With Six Silver Topped Jars c.1881
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th Century English bridle leather overnight case, containing six different shaped glass vanity jars topped with solid silver lids, dating to 1881. Inside the case there als...
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1880s British Other Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Orange Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Orange Vuitton Trunk, Vuitton Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very nice orange canvas Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, features Louis Vuitton stamped solid brass lock, clasps as well as all its studs. Beautiful and rich chocolate color all lea...
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Early 1900s French Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique 19th Century Camphorwood Russian Sea Captain's Military Campaign Chest
Located in Charlotte, NC
A 19th Century Campaign style sea captain's military trunk, unbranded. Solid camphorwood, brass accents to protect corners & sides, brass side handles, distinctive side joinery, work...
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19th Century Russian Campaign Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag In Epi Leather Canvas, Made In France
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A large Louis Vuitton steamer travel bag in black Epi leather, made in France in the latter quarter of the 20th century. Steamer bags have been produced by Louis Vuitton for over 120...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

1940's Hartmann Traveling Trunk w/ Original Key
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940's Hartmann traveling trunk w/original key 25 x 21.5 x 39.5
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Early 20th Century Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique, Large and Stunning Embossed Brass on Wood, Decorative Firewood Bucket
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted and rare, brass firewood bucket with an important saying. For the collectors of quality hand-crafted and useful antiques with a ...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Victorian Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

1900s Crocodile Suitcase
Located in Vienna, AT
In this ad you get the chance to buy an old African crocodile suitcase from England. The skin has a rare tan shade and beautifully pronounced points on the top side of the suitcase. ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Cow Hide Suitcase, France c.1920
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A highly unusual and exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton suitcase, originating from the early years of the 20th century, distinguishes itself not with the globally renowned monogram canvas but with a distinctive covering crafted from a singular piece of cowhide. This unique piece represents a special order from Louis Vuitton, showcasing the brand's historical commitment to utilizing only the finest hides available. Unlike many of its counterparts, leather trunks and cases of this era often struggle to withstand the test of time, requiring regular treatments to prevent drying and disintegration. Remarkably, this particular example defies the odds, retaining the same supple quality it possessed on the day it first graced the shop floor. This suitcase belongs to Louis Vuitton's collection of "speciality materials," which encompasses a diverse range, including, but not limited to, zinc, copper, crocodile leather, and cow leather. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Large Goyard Steamer Trunk, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Large steamer trunk by Goyard in their signature 'Goyardine' chevron pattern canvas covering with polished brass lock, catches & handles; circa 191...
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1910s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Exotic Brass Nail Head & Enameled Wood Nesting Trunks or Chests
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Circa 1980's brass nail head nesting blanket storage trunks. Each is beautifully hand crafted in wood with felt lining. Not marked by origin. Most likely India or Tiwan. They all s...
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1980s Indian Bohemian Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass, Enamel

20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag In Monogram Canvas, Made In France
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A 20th Century Louis Vuitton steamer travel bag, crafted from monogram canvas and natural tan leather, serves as a quintessential representation of the brand's unwavering commitment to a design seamlessly harmonising style and utility. Inspired by the practical proportions of mailbags from the Americas, these bags effortlessly combine chic aesthetics with practical functionality—whether hung on a cabin door, displayed on a deck, or utilised for a spontaneous weekend getaway. The monogram canvas, adorned with iconic LV initials and floral motifs, stands out not only for its recognisability but also for its exceptional durability. Teamed with natural tan leather, this pairing gracefully matures, developing a lavish patina over time that enhances the bag's inherent character. The enduring design underscores Louis Vuitton's timeless allure, elevating these pieces to coveted collector's items that encapsulate the brand's storied history and commitment to impeccable craftsmanship. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialisation with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite and complete Louis Vuitton trunk from the early part of the 20th century. An absolutely essential item for elite travellers of its time the trunk is adorned in the iconi...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite and complete Louis Vuitton trunk from the early part of the 20th century. An absolutely essential item for elite travellers of its time the trunk is adorned in the iconic LV monogrammed canvas, accented by lozine trim and brass fittings. This trunk stood as the epitome of luxury over 100 years ago, boasting an unparalleled level of sophistication and elegance, it remains a timeless masterpiece that transcends eras. The captivating allure of the Louis Vuitton trunk transforms it into more than a mere luggage accessory; it becomes a focal point for any room. With its impressive dimensions, it is perfectly suited as a striking coffee table, side table, or even as a standalone centrepiece, seamlessly integrating into any interior, whether modern or traditional. An extraordinary piece that not only pays homage to the past but also serves as a statement of unparalleled luxury in the present. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk In Orange "Vuittonite" Canvas c.1920
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Step into the realm of vintage luxury with this exceptionally rare wardrobe trunk from Louis Vuitton, hailing from the early 20th century, around 1900-1910. Draped in the distinctive orange "Vuittonite" canvas, this vertical trunk opens to reveal spacious hanging compartments on both sides, providing a charming blend of functionality and elegance. The rarity of trunks adorned with this unique finish, known for its stain and water-resistant properties, sets it apart from its more common monogrammed counterparts. Once a staple canvas for Vuitton's trunks from the turn of the century to the 1920s, the orange Vuittonite canvas has become a sought-after treasure for collectors, making this wardrobe trunk a unique and appreciated addition to any discerning collection. An exquisite focal point for interior decor, it not only tells the story of Louis Vuitton's historic craftsmanship but also stands as a testament to the enduring allure of vintage luxury. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite and complete Louis Vuitton trunk from the early part of the 20th century. An absolutely essential item for elite travellers of its time the trunk is adorned in the iconic LV monogrammed canvas, accented by lozine trim and brass fittings. This trunk stood as the epitome of luxury over 100 years ago, boasting an unparalleled level of sophistication and elegance, it remains a timeless masterpiece that transcends eras. The captivating allure of the Louis Vuitton trunk transforms it into more than a mere luggage accessory; it becomes a focal point for any room. With its impressive dimensions, it is perfectly suited as a striking coffee table, side table, or even as a standalone centrepiece, seamlessly integrating into any interior, whether modern or traditional. An extraordinary piece that not only pays homage to the past but also serves as a statement of unparalleled luxury in the present. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite and complete Louis Vuitton trunk from the early part of the 20th century. An absolutely essential item for elite travellers of its time the trunk is adorned in the iconic LV monogrammed canvas, accented by lozine trim and brass fittings. This trunk stood as the epitome of luxury over 100 years ago, boasting an unparalleled level of sophistication and elegance, it remains a timeless masterpiece that transcends eras. The captivating allure of the Louis Vuitton trunk transforms it into more than a mere luggage accessory; it becomes a focal point for any room. With its impressive dimensions, it is perfectly suited as a striking coffee table, side table, or even as a standalone centrepiece, seamlessly integrating into any interior, whether modern or traditional. An extraordinary piece that not only pays homage to the past but also serves as a statement of unparalleled luxury in the present. A brief history about Louis Vuitton trunks: Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 to a farmer and milliner and came from a long-established working-class family in eastern France. Vuitton grew up understanding the effects of perseverance and a strong work ethic from watching his family. At the age of 16, he made the decision to walk 292 miles from his hometown to Paris to try and make a new life for himself. When he arrived the city was in the midst of industrialization with current modes of transportation evolving quickly allowing for longer journeys. With this came the need for sturdy travel pieces. Vuitton was taken as an apprentice for a successful box maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. He learned to craft durable containers and how to pack them properly – a well-respected profession at the time.In 1854, years after he had mastered his craft and became well respected for it, Vuitton ventured out on his own to open a shop on Rue Neuve des Capucines. It was here that he began to establish himself as a luggage maker. Then, in 1858, Vuitton designed the first Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. At the time trunks had rounded tops to allow for water to run off but this did not allow for convenient stowage. Vuitton introduced a flat, yet waterproof, trunk that was easily stackable. The first of his trunks were outfitted with a grey canvas referred to as Trianon – it wouldn’t be until several decades later that the signature monogram would be introduced. With a burgeoning business, Vuitton moved his family and workplace to Asniere, where he employed twenty workers to craft his trunks. By 1900 he would have 100 employees, and in 1914 the company would more than double in size. After years of success, Vuitton began to experiment with the design of his luggage by introducing a new striped canvas pattern (1876) and later the still well-known Damier print (1888). The hand-painted patterns were developed to prevent counterfeits. Even in the late 1800s, Louis Vuitton was enough of a status symbol to warrant counterfeiting. In 1886, his son George invented and patented an ingenious locking system that made it impossible to pick the lock of their trunks. This lock is still used today. 1892 would prove to be a time of mourning for the family as Louis Vuitton passed...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exquisite and complete Louis Vuitton trunk from the early part of the 20th century. An absolutely essential item for elite travellers of its time the trunk is adorned in the iconi...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Chinese camphor wood trunk on ebonized hardwood stand, 1820
Located in Kenilworth, IL
This camphor wood trunk exhibits elegant figuring, brass hardware, and rests on an ebonized hardwood stand with hand carved detailing. China, made for the Western trade, circa 1820.
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Alzer 80
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This piece of luggage is a magnificent Louis Vuitton Alzer monogramm suitcase. This 80 cm suitcase is the largest and the most luxury one made by Louis Vuitton. It features all Louis...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Motoring Picnic Case, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Impressive six person motoring picnic case; circa 1910. The collection comprises six enamelled tin plates, six ceramic cups with matching saucers and...
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1910s European Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Metal, Brass

British officer’s trunk in mahogany and brass, 1830
Located in Kenilworth, IL
British officers foot locker in mahogany with brass strap reinforcements and an exceptionally thick, reinforced lid. The brass plate above the lock on the face of the trunk is engrav...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
A well proportioned natural leather covered Louis Vuitton cabin trunk that has built up an attractive patina with age. Has original leather handles & brass fittings and has its original interior in-tact (including the original tray); Circa 1930. One of the original handle supports is a newly made replacement of the original, that was beyond repair. Provenance: From the collection of Anouska Hempel, noted interior designer, hotelier and taste maker. Dimensions: 91 cm/35⅞ inches (length) x 52 cm/20½ inches (depth) x 34.5 cm/13⅝ inches (height). About Louis Vuitton From humble beginnings, Louis Vuitton laid the foundations for a luggage enterprise serving the upper echelons of 19th-century society. His son, Georges, expanded on his father’s work throughout the 20th century. Louis Vuitton was born on 4 August 1821 in Anchay, a rural village in Eastern France. His father, Xavier Vuitton, was a farmer, his mother, Coronne Gaillard, a milliner. In 1835, aged 13, Vuitton left Anchay on foot for his two-year journey to Paris. He found work as a layetier – a maker of wooden boxes and cases for transporting travelers’ possessions – and was selected as the personal layetier to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, a Spanish Countess and wife of Napoleon III. In 1854, at 4 Rue Neuve de Capucines, Paris, Vuitton launched his enterprise, gaining recognition among Parisian nobility. A second Parisian store opened at 1, Rue Scribe, after the 1871 Siege of Paris. Striped “Rayée” canvas and the first Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk arrived in the 1870s, expanding abroad to 289 Oxford Street, London, and introducing the Damier canvas in the 1880s. Louis Vuitton passed...
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1930s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, France c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A magnificent and exceptionally rare Louis Vuitton shoe trunk, adorned with stencilled monogram canvas, lozine trim and brass fittings. Elevating its uniqueness is the remarkably uncommon size that distinguishes it from standard models. This extraordinary piece measures an impressive 90cm in length, an astounding 50% wider than the already scarce shoe trunks typically encountered. Dating back to the first half of the 20th century, this trunk was an indispensable possession for discerning elite travellers, evoking the grandeur of passenger ships and the first-class luxury of bygone eras. Designed with the utmost attention to detail, this rare find is equipped with its original lift-out trays, showcasing the timeless craftsmanship that has come to define Louis Vuitton...
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20th Century French Other Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

18th/19th c European Oak Dome Top Trunk with Carved Shell Decoration
Located in Milford, NH
A fine 18th/19th century European oak dome top trunk with original hardware, including iron strap hinges, heavy brass handles and urn form escutcheon, dovetailed and pegged construct...
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18th Century European Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Metal, Brass

Sheik Campaign Style 1970s Brass Studded Leather Trunk on Brass Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Sheik Campaign Style 1970s Brass Studded Leather Trunk on Brass Stand USA, circa 1970s Immerse your living space with this 1970s exquisite Sheik Campaign Style Brass Studded Leath...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

1930s Goyard Hat Trunk, Goyard Trunk, Goyard Steamer Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This magnificent Goyard hat trunk features the very sought after chevrons pattern canvas, two Goyard stamped solid brass side handles, solid brass corners and Goyard engraved brass l...
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1930s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

1920's Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk in Stenciled Monogram, 90 cm Vuitton Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very nice Louis Vuitton trunk features hand stenciled monogram canvas , chocolate brown color lozine trim and Louis Vuitton stamped solid brass locks and brass and steel clasps,...
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1920s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Chinese Trunk
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Chinse ebonized and polished brass trunk. Circa 1970. A timeless and classic touch for a fine interior.
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1970s Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Small 1920s Louis Vuitton Monogram Steamer Trunk , 60 cm Vuitton Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This lovely little Louis Vuitton steamer trunk features stenciled monogram, all chocolate color leather trim, solid brass corners, locks, and side handles. Its brass locks, studs and...
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1920s French Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Small-Sized
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage classic Louis Vuitton soft side suitcase with leather trims, zipper closure and wheels for easy transport. Open interior for you to pack as you like. Small-sized.
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Late 20th Century French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE 1910 LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED & SIGNED MALLE PENDERIE TRUNK
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored original Louis Vuitton 1910 steamer wardrobe, Malle Penderie trunk i...
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1910s French Edwardian Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass, Copper

Vintage Arenson Studios Infinity Brutalist Hammered Box, Brass, Copper, Leather
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Arenson Studios “Infinity” Brutalist Hammered Box, Brass, Copper, Leather Offered for sale is an Arenson Studios of West Palm Beach Brutalist hammered copper, brass, and lea...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Metal, Brass, Copper

DECORATIVE PAIR OF RESTORED ANTiQUE LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM SUITCASE TRUNKS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning pair of fully restored original Louis Vuitton Monogram Suitcase...
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1910s French Edwardian Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED MONOGRAM WARDROBE TRUNK
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored original Louis Vuitton steamer small wardrobe Monogram Trunk RRP £55...
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1910s French Edwardian Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass, Copper

Antique Mahogany Dovetailed Officer's Writing or Desk Box
Located in Doylestown, PA
Antique mahogany writing/correspondence box with dovetail construction, circa late 19th century. A handsome lap desk style box with a nicely fitted interior and a well-crafted, simp...
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Late 19th Century Primitive Antique Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Large-Sized
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage classic Louis Vuitton soft side suitcase with leather trims, zipper closure and wheels for easy transport. Open interior for you to pack as you like. Large-sized.
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Late 20th Century French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Alzer 80
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This piece of luggage is a magnificent Louis Vuitton Alzer monogramm suitcase. This 80 cm suitcase is the largest and the most luxury one made by Louis Vuitton. It features all Louis...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Medium-Sized
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage classic Louis Vuitton soft side suitcase with leather trims, zipper closure and wheels for easy transport. Open interior for you to pack as you like. Medium sized.
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Late 20th Century French Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, Vuitton Trunk, 90 cm Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This magnificent Louis Vuitton shoe trunk features stenciled canvas monogram, Louis Vuitton stamped solid brass locks, brass studs and leather side handles. This Vuitton trunk also h...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, 90 cm Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This magnificent Louis Vuitton shoe trunk features stenciled canvas monogram, Louis Vuitton stamped solid brass locks, studs and large leather side handles. It also has got honey col...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Luxurious Art Deco Suitcase Made of Light Vellum Leather / Parchment with Rivets
Located in Hamburg, DE
Luxurious Art Deco suitcase made of light parchment leather with rivets. Such pieces are rarely found, because the leather is of high quality and very popular. The colorful suitcases are typical of the Art Deco period, the golden 1920s. The case is made of wood and is in good condition. The cover is made of velum leather, also known as parchment. The corners and the handle are made of thick brown cowhide leather, which is a nice color contrast. Additional brass locks are attached to the sides and front. The inside is covered with a light-colored fabric and still has the original line holder. The case is easy to open and close. The leather handle is still intact. The piece comes from France and was bought in Paris. Due to the hard surface, the case can be used very well to put something else on it. It is also a wonderful eye-catcher as a decorative object on a cupboard in the trunk of a vintage car. Normally, old Suitcases...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brass Trunks and Luggage

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Metal, Brass

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