1950s Louis Vuitton Monogram Lady's Steamer Trunk
A fantastic 1950s Louis Vuitton Lady’s trunk with monogram canvas exterior and modular interior. Exterior clad in signature chocolate brown canvas with iconic “LV” monogram pattern. Distinguished by the original owner’s super chic, instantly identifiable red & white racing stripes and boldly emblazoned personal monogram. Cognac leather trim printed with two rows of the “LV” monogram. Varnished wood slats have brass studs stamped “Louis Vuitton”. Thick leather handles on either end are complete and give the appearance of being intact, though one is partially detached, and the other entirely so. Portions of the leather center strap remain, with all of its loops being present. Handsome original brass hardware has a rich, warm patina. Left and right latches impressed with “LV”. Center lockable latch (key no longer extant) and escutcheon impressed with the following: “Louis Vuitton" encircled by “70 Champs Elysees / Paris” and "149 New Bond Street / London”; “Made in France”; and serial number “076726”. Retains all four very discreet roller-style wheels. Incredibly clean interior is fully lined and has a padded lid decorated in “Louis Vuitton” narrow twill ribbons laid in a diamond pattern that’s cleverly echoed by the border of the personal monogram. Tray with fabric-covered wood frame lifts out to reveal a removable hat cage, with both featuring “Louis Vuitton” wide cotton twill ribbon open construction. Embellished with rounded brass upholstery tacks throughout. Orange leather label with serial number “789524”, which dates the trunk to having been made in the 1950s. Purchased around that time in New York City, it made a one-way, cross-country trip to its home in San Francisco not long thereafter. Typical and expected wear, as well as shipping label and security tape remnants, speak to its history and enhance its authentic character. The name of the original owner, as well as additional photos, can be provided upon request.
- Depth: 21 Width: 36 Height: 23
- Lead Time
- 0-3 Weeks (Limited Edition)
- Louis Vuitton
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