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Place of Origin: French
Charlotte Perriand Modernist Luggage Rack, Tubular Steel, Les Arcs, France, 1950
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Labrit, Landes
Luggage rack made by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1968 for the ski resort Les Arcs. Support formed by wooden slats, resting on a chromed metal structure. Shipping: 64/51/41 Woo...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Chrome

Extremely Rare, 20th Century Arthur Conan Doyle Goyard Desk Trunk
By Goyard
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Suitcase In Natural Cow Hide, France c.1910
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Small 17th Century, French Coffer or Box in Leather
Located in Buisson, FR
Extremely old box that is covered with leather and decorated with iron and brass. Rare find. France, circa 1600-1700 Weathered and some losses.
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17th Century Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Iron

Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage/Duffle Bag , c. 1980's
By Louis Vuitton
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Large French Pirate Corsair's Chest - Safe - Louis XIV Period - France XVIIth
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Exceptional and extremely rare privateer/pirate chest in solid oak. The wood is richly carved with rosettes. The bottom of the trunk is pierced with holes which allowed it to be bolt...
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17th Century Louis XIV Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wrought Iron

19th Century French Wooden Chest
Located in High Point, NC
This 19th Century French Wooden Chest is a treasure trove of antiquity, offering a storied piece to store your cherished belongings. Its sturdy, time-worn exterior, dressed in a deep...
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19th Century Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wood

Charlotte Perriand Modernist Luggage Rack, Tubular Steel, Les Arcs, France, 1950
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Labrit, Landes
Luggage rack made by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1968 for the ski resort Les Arcs. Support formed by wooden slats, resting on a chromed metal structure. Lot 2 Shipping: 64/51/41 ...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Chrome

1920's-1930's Louis Vuitton Trunk in Monogram, 80 cm Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk , Louis Vuitton Trunk, Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Suitcase In Monogram Canvas, France
By Louis Vuitton
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...
Category

20th Century Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Cow Hide Suitcase, France c.1920
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Charlotte Perriand Luggage Racks-Stools for Les Arcs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic luggage rack or stool by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs. Tubular chrome frame with pine slats. Wood in original vintage condition. Could also be used as a side table. Fantas...
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1970s Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Chrome

1 OF 1 HERMES PARIS JOHN LOBB EXTRA LARGE SHOE TRUNK HAND DYED LEATHER PANELs
By John Lobb, Hermès
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, 1 of 1, Hermes Paris made for John Lobb shoe trunk and care kit with all the origi...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather, Beech

Orange Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Orange Vuitton Trunk, Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Museum Quality 18th Century Coffer with Provenance
Located in Hopewell, NJ
We found this historical and beautiful oak coffer from the 18th century outside Paris. Inside the top is its provenance, written on the stationary of Leon Guerin, Notary, Neufchatel...
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18th Century Elizabethan Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Oak

Rare Vintage HERMES Leather Suitcase
By Hermès
Located in Victoria, BC
Here is a beautiful and Rare Vintage Hermes Leather Suitcase. This handsome piece of luggage is in overall good condition for its age with wear...
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1930s Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag In Epi Leather Canvas, Made In France
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Cow Hide Suitcase, France c.1920
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Large Goyard Steamer Trunk, circa 1910
By Goyard
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Vintage LOUIS VUITTON MARMOTTE Sample Box
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Victoria, BC
Here is a wonderful Vintage LOUIS VUITTON MARMOTTE Sample Box. Made from composite material and reinforced with studded leather, this box was used to store samples in order to be abl...
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1930s Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Composition

20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag In Monogram Canvas, Made In France
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1930
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1910
By Louis Vuitton
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...
Category

20th Century Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Trunk In Orange "Vuittonite" Canvas c.1920
By Louis Vuitton
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...
Category

20th Century Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk, France c.1930
By Louis Vuitton
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...
Category

20th Century Other French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1930
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Alzer 80
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton monogram Stratos suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, London
This Louis Vuitton vintage suitcase is a must-have for any collector or fashion lover. It is part of the 1985 LV Stratos collection, exp...
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Late 20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

Louis Vuitton Leather Cabin Trunk, circa 1930
By Louis Vuitton
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Valigia Alzer 80 Francia Anni '90
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milano, IT
Louis Vuitton Valigia Alzer 80 databile agli anni '90. La valigia rigida Alzer è uno dei modelli più iconici di Louis Vuitton; continua ad affascinare perché è spaziosa e resistente...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern French Trunks and Luggage

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Canvas

20th Century Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, France c.1930
By Louis Vuitton
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 Other French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Set of Six Rare Vintage French Cheney Style Honeycombed Aluminum Suitcases
By Cheney, London
Located in Peabody, MA
A set of six honeycombed aluminum suitcases made in France, ca. 1950s-60s in the distinctive manner of the lightweight travel luggage of C W Cheney and Sons of England. Affixed labe...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Aluminum

Hermès Saddle Leather Shaving Case, 1950s France
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome saddle leather case by French fashion house, Hermes. Made in the 1950s. H metal buckles flank each side of the case. Case opens up to reveal 'HERMES - MADE IN PARIS' on leat...
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1950s Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Chrome

1930s Goyard Hat Trunk, Goyard Trunk, Goyard Steamer Trunk
By Goyard
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

French 19th Century Large Inlay Coffer
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A large French solid oak paneled coffer. The front side has geometric inlay designs of ebonized wood, satinwood and hand forged nailheads over a playful scalloped apron. The hinged t...
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19th Century Other Antique French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Steel

1920's Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk in Stenciled Monogram, 90 cm Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Small 1920s Louis Vuitton Monogram Steamer Trunk , 60 cm Vuitton Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Small-Sized
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE 1910 LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED & SIGNED MALLE PENDERIE TRUNK
By Louis Vuitton
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 Edwardian Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass, Copper

DECORATIVE PAIR OF RESTORED ANTiQUE LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM SUITCASE TRUNKS
By Louis Vuitton
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 Edwardian Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

FULLY RESTORED ANTiQUE LOUIS VUITTON STAMPED MONOGRAM WARDROBE TRUNK
By Louis Vuitton
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 Edwardian Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass, Copper

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Large-Sized
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Alzer 80
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Monogrammed Coated Canvas, Medium-Sized
By Louis Vuitton
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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Le catalogue - Louis Vuitton w/ Price List & Taiga Pamphlet - 1993 Number 1
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rochester, NY
Le catalogue - Louis Vuitton - 1993 number 1 - printed in France. Black white and color illustrations. Text in French and English. Product Index and comprehensive list of stores worl...
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1990s French Trunks and Luggage

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Paper

Rare Vintage Louis Vuitton Garment Bag, c. 1980's
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Louis Vuitton monogram garment bag represents the epitome of luxury travel and refined style. The exterior of the bag is adorned with the renowned LV monogram and vachetta le...
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1980s Vintage French Trunks and Luggage

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Leather, Textile

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, Vuitton Trunk, 90 cm Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Art Deco French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk, 90 cm Louis Vuitton Trunk, Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
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 Art Deco Vintage French 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 Art Deco French Trunks and Luggage

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Handbag, Longchamp, Black Leather, XXth Century.
By Longchamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vintage Handbag, Longchamp, Black Leather, XXth century. Handbag by Longchamp, black leather, bamboo style gold buckle, leather cracked by time on the front, XXth century.     h: 29...
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20th Century Modern French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

Louis Vuitton Monogram Suitcase / Luggage or Trunk, Alzer 80, Mid 20th Century
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Stamford, CT
Louis Vuitton Monogram Suitcase / Trunk, Alzer 80, Mid 20th Century A Louis Vuitton Monogramed Hard Suitcase. In good to fair conditio...
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Mid-20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Canvas

French Wooden Steam Trunk with Runners, Brass, Iron, Leather Details, circa 1880
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This French wooden steam trunk from the late nineteenth century features locks stamped Depose, or trademarked. Its wooden runners with brass rivets and brass corners offered protecti...
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Late 19th Century Antique French Trunks and Luggage

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Brass, Iron

20th Century Louis Vuitton Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France, c.1900
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Gorgeous and most importantly complete, this early 20th century Louis Vuitton trunk was the must have item of any elite traveller. Covered in the world famous LV monogrammed canvas, ...
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20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

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

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Brass

Vintage Yves Saint-Laurent Clutch Bag, Black Leather, 20th Century.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vintage Yves Saint-Laurent clutch bag, Black leather, 20th century. Yves Saint-Laurent clutch bag, Y logo in leather, mirror inside, black leather, good condition, 20th century.    ...
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20th Century Modern French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather, Mirror

Vintage Handbag, Longchamp, Light Brown Leather, XXth Century.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Vintage Handbag, Longchamp, Light Brown Leather, XXth century. Longchamp handbag, light brown leather, chromed metal plate with the brand, good condition, XXth century.     h: 23cm ...
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20th Century Modern French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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