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Swedish 19th Century Painted Pine Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A petite Swedish pine marriage trunk with its original paint. The exterior is painted blue with floral designs and monogrammed G E D 1835. Forged iron bindings enforce the constructi...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Iron

Vintage 20th Century Hermès Hard Sided Black Leather Briefcase c.1990
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A wonderful 20th Century Hermès briefcase. It is crafted from luxurious black leather and comes with a comfortable leather handle. It is secured by two gold-plated solid brass latche...
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20th Century French Other Trunks and Luggage

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Gold Plate

French Carved Oak Paneled Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This French solid oak paneled coffer is from the 1800’s. The sturdy trunk opens on hand forged iron hinges with its original working lock and key. The interior is open and has a cand...
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19th Century French Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Oak

Dutch 19th Century Carved Oak Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This Dutch solid oak paneled coffer is from the 1800’s. You’ll find carved designs on the exterior with inlay diamond shapes on the front. The sturdy trunk opens on hand forged iron ...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Oak

Dutch 19th Century Painted Pine Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A unique large pine trunk from Holland with its original paint finish. The front side has a painted design of a castle with a faux brick pattern and stylized windows over a playful ...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Iron

Dutch 19th Century Solid Carved Oak Coffer
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This Dutch solid oak paneled and carved coffer is from the 1800’s. The sturdy trunk opens on hand forged iron hinges to a wide open interior with a candle box in the top right. Clean...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Oak

20th Century Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag In Monogram Canvas, Made In France
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A lovely Louis Vuitton steamer travel bag in monogram canvas and natural tan leather, made in France in the latter quarter of the 20th century. Steamer bags have been produced by Lou...
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1980s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Leather, Cane

20th Century Louis Vuitton Suitcase In Monogram Canvas, France c.1970
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A delightful mid to late 20th-century Louis Vuitton hard-sided case, covered with the iconic monogram canvas and complemented by brass fittings. The exterior exudes the unmistakable ...
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1970s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Leather, Canvas

20th Century Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Rare 20Th Century Louis Vuitton Car Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France C.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A very rare Louis Vuitton car trunk covered in the world famous monogram canvas. Car trunks were usually bespoke made for the owner’s car and would ordinarily be positioned inside th...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Leather, Canvas, Wood

Antique 20th Century Goyard Courier Trunk In Chevron Canvas, France c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A Goyard courier trunk, completely original and with great character. Dating to the early part of the 20th century (circa 1900/1910) this trunk was finished with the famous chevron c...
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15th Century and Earlier French Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Rare 20th Century Louis Vuitton "Low Wardrobe" Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Stunning and extremely rare, this early 20th century Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk was the must have item of any elite traveller. This never-been-seen-before trunk is covered in the w...
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1920s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique 20th Century Goyard Courier Trunk In Chevron Canvas, France c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A Goyard courier trunk, completely original and with great character. Dating to the early part of the 20th century (circa 1900/1910) this trunk was finished with the famous chevron c...
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Early 1900s French Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique 20th Century Louis Vuitton Hat Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Rare 21st Century Louis Vuitton "Sharon Stone" Trunk, Made In France c.2000
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
For collectors and aficionados of fashion and rare trunks, the Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Monogram Canvas “amfAR Sharon Stone Trunk” stands as a truly exceptional piece. This rare...
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Early 2000s French Other Trunks and Luggage

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Leather, Canvas

20th Century Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1910
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1910s French Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Wood

Antique 20th Century Louis Vuitton Hat Trunk In Monogram Canvas, Paris c.1900
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A superb example of an early 20th century Louis Vuitton hat trunk in the world famous monogrammed LV canvas. Complete with all its interior trays, this unusually sized trunk is in ve...
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Early 1900s French Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

20th Century Louis Vuitton Cabin Trunk In Monogram Canvas, France c.1930
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Around the turn of the 19th and 20th century Louis Vuitton had established himself as a market leader in trunk making and needed to set his now famous brand apart from the imitators ...
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1930s French Vintage Other 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 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 Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

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 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 Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

Antique 20th Century Vellum Overnight Case By Royal Doulton c.1920
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 20th-century English suitcase crafted from luxurious vellum, accompanied by a compact interior vanity case, offers versatility for both joint and individual use. Adorned with...
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20th Century British Other Trunks and Luggage

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Silk

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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...
Category

20th Century French Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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...
Category

20th Century French Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

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 French Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Steel

Italian Venetian Palace Trunk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian Venetian palace trunk. Great addition to you European classic inspired interiors. Covered in red velvet and detailed with metal finishing work. Very distressed with...
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18th Century Italian Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wood

Mulholland Brothers Travel Trunk With Casters
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Mulholland Brothers travel trunk with casters. Does not appear to have ever been used. Casters are all perfect and still in original bag!...
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2010s American Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

Red Lacquered Asian Trunk Side Tables on Black Stands, a Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of red lacquered Asian trunk side tables on black stands. Extremely decorative side tables with added bonus of great storage. Very nice artistic details on the red tru...
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1950s Chinese Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wood

Late 19th-Early 20th Century Steel Trunk
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Late 19th to early 20th century steel trunk with original faux bois paint, English. Brass latch lock with shaped backplates. Swing handles. Red painted interior. Ideal as a coffee ta...
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Late 19th Century Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Steel

Travelers Sea Trunk approx. 1920.
Located in Kastrup, DK
Travelers Trunk inside with canvas approx. 1920. Wooden band with brass corners with initials B. L. and inside covered with fabric. Front with brass fittings. Made in very charming ...
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Early 20th Century Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Large Antique Chinese Lacquered Trunk or Blanket Chest
Located in Sheffield, MA
The chest has dark reddish brown lacquered wood on the outside and the inside is lined with tan imitation leather material. There are three brass latches, one large one in front and a smaller one on each side next to iron handles. The sides are edged with thin sheets of overlapping lacquered wood having imitation stitching. The lid is attached to the bottom with three brass hinges. There is a small rectangle of Chinese lettering on the inside of the lid. Red Chinese Trunk.
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass, Iron

French Traveling Trunk Domed Leather Brass Ornate Studded Fleur De Lys
Located in East Hampton, NY
Antique French trunk, traveling trunk, domed top trunk, leather, ornate studded, Fleur De Lys, 1700's trunk, with lion escutcheon.    
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18th Century European Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Chest or Trunk Upholstered with Old Shahsavan "Mafrash"
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Beautiful old "mafrash" Shahsavan transformed into a comfortable chest , suitable for bed bottom or for entry. "Mafrash" is the true truck of nomadic Shahsavan; it is difficult to fi...
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1920s Azerbaijani Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wool

Caucasian Mafrash Shahsavan, also for Pillows
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
nr. 208 - Old whole Caucasian "mafrash" , the trunk of Shahsavan nomads: we have to assemble, in order to make the upholstery of a stool, tailored on request. Or you can use the dif...
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1930s Caucasian Vintage Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wool

Indian 19th Century Teak and Iron-Bound Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This 19th century, Anglo-Indian solid teak trunk with original iron bindings has aged beautifully. It has a striking patina with fantastic texture and grain. The hinged top has two f...
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19th Century Indian Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Teak

Indian 19th Century Teak and Iron-Bound Trunk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This 19th century, Anglo-Indian solid teak trunk with original iron bindings has been gently sandblasted to give a driftwood, time-worn appearance. It has a hinged top with two iron ...
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19th Century Indian Antique Other Trunks and Luggage

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Teak

English Silver Elegant Brushes Set
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
English brushes set for an elegant person, man or woman, in its original case. Marked Birmingham 1929. An idea for a special gift. reference: A/2950.  
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Early 20th Century English Other Trunks and Luggage

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Silver

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 Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

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