Louis Vuitton Malletier, now commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton and operating under the luxury conglomerate LVMH (Möet Hennessey Louis Vuitton), was founded by Louis Vuitton, himself, in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Today, Louis Vuitton offers a plethora of luggage pieces in countless combinations of pattern interpretations, materials, and shapes, but it all began with the trunk or "malle, " in French.
The very first Louis Vuitton trunk was introduced in 1858. The trunk'ks lining has water damage. One handle is missing , one hinge is bent and not intact.
I believe this is one of the earliest trunks made by LV. The item "Antique Rare Louis Vuitton Chest Trunk Travel Steamer 1870s" is in sale since Monday, October 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899".
The seller is "lanina54" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.