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Rare Malles Goyard Trunk

$13,500

About

This superb trunk by the leading luggage maker of his day, opens first with a rising top to reveal a segmented compartment lined in tan baize, above a similarly lined drawer. Originally these were for shoes. The rest of the trunk is open and lined in pink oilcloth. It opens like a door hinged at one side. The exterior is clad in stamped oilcloth the interior in pink. The locks and clasps are stamped Goyard Paris and Depose (trade mark registered). At each end there is an hexagonal blue painted panel stenciled in white with the monogram HKM. It is signed on a plaque "Malles Goyard 23 Rue St Honore 1e Paris." This company, in business from the 1830s at the same address, has a most interesting web site. The quality of this trunk is exemplary. Apart from its obvious usefulness it makes a useful table for a drink. The materials used are robust and difficult to damage. Monogrammed on the sides in black and white HKM.

Details

  • Creator
    Goyard (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. This trunk is in very good condition for its age. It has been used though, and there are signs of that use at pressure points as you can see from the photos.
  • Seller Location
    Montreal, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: D30051stDibs: LU87539286743

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  • Shipping
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Montreal, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Maker

Goyard

Few brands have stood the test of time as resolvedly as the French House of Goyard, a family-owned maker of luxury handbags, totes and accessories in chic and timeless styles and a vibrant array of colors. The internationally renowned bags were born out of the maison’s original business of making leather goods and other luxury travel wares — once the favorite of the French aristocracy, Goyard trunks are highly sought-after antiques today.

Originally known as House of Martin, the brand was founded in Paris in 1792 by trunk maker Pierre-François Martin. It quickly grew in distinction, and, in 1841, Martin hired and passed on the business to his employee, Louis-Henri Morel. In 1845, Morel himself hired a 17-year-old apprentice named François Goyard, who eventually took over and renamed the company Maison Goyard (House of Goyard).

François' son, Edmond Goyard, ushered the business into a new era when he became the head of the company in 1885. He focused increasingly on elite and international clientele to grow the brand's prestige. Edmond also created a "pet chic" line of Goyard dog collars and other accessories. Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the younger Goyard was the Goyard signature canvas, as seen on the iconic luxury St. Louis tote. Durable, lightweight and waterproof, it features a distinctive "Y" pattern created from three chevrons or different shades. This revolutionary canvas laid the foundation for the modern brand.

A daring innovator, Edmond Goyard took the brand to the World Exposition of Paris in 1900 and won a bronze medal. Gold medals at the World Exposition of Milan and the Franco-British Exposition of London followed. Goyard continued showing at World Expos, bringing the house even more international acclaim and the attention of esteemed clientele like Pablo Picasso, John D. Rockefeller and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

In 1998, the fashion house was purchased by passionate Goyard bag and trunk collector Jean-Michel Signoles. He re-established the brand as a purveyor of luxury bags that continue to garner recognition.

Find unique Goyard purses, crossbody and messenger bags, top handle bags, wallets and other accessories on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
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