LOUIS VUITTON, 1870/1890
Louis Vuitton striped canvas trunk
- Its lock is made of solid brass
- Its handles are made of steel, like the rest of the hardware (clasps, corners...)
- The inside has been redone
- Original label.
- A wooden slat underneath has been replaced.
Dimensions: length 77 cm, height 52 cm, depth 44 cm.
This great lady, 120 years old, has travelled extensively and obviously displays signs of use from its numerous trips and small flaws which are shown on the photos, and which give it an incredible charm.
Completely restored, a unique collector's piece for your home decor.
Express shipping with insurance.
History of the striped canvas
Did you know that striped canvases were originally inspired by the verticality of Deauville's architecture? Going to the Deauville waters was very fashionable and there, the half-timbering is vertical.
The trunk-makers of the time were inspired by it to create striped canvases in the 1970s.
This trunk was made by the French company Louis Vuitton.
It has steel handles and a beautiful engraved brass lock: "Louis Vuitton - Champs Elysées Paris - New Bond Street London".
The canvas has been personalised, with stable stripes, i.e. the green and beige diagonal stripes on the sides. They were placed on the trunks to represent the family colours.
When the trunks arrived at the hotel, the stable bands made it possible to sort the trunks by family and then to store them in the corresponding rooms.
- Louis Vuitton
- Modell / navn
- Malle Courrier en toile rayée beige "Deauville"
- Laget i
- God tilstand, brukt med noe tegn til bruk
- 52 cm
- 77 cm
- 44 cm