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19th Century French Poplar, Iron and Brass Trunk Luggage from A. Velay in Paris



Rectangular in shape, this beautiful suitcase would make an elegant coffee table; crafted in Paris near the Champs Elysees, circa 1890 by Alexandre Velay, the fruitwood trunk with handles is finished on all four sides; it features decorative brass mounts in the corners, metal and wood straps around the top and the sides. The chest is further embellished with brass nailheads, and a heavy lock mechanism with engraved name of fabrication for further authentication. The inside is upholstered with the original fabric further embellished with sticker of provenance. The versatile blanket chest is in excellent condition with a rich patinated walnut finish. Measures: 38" W x 21" D x 21.5" H.


  • Creator
    Velay (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 192-1321stDibs: LU951217115222

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

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

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