From its beginning in the 1850s, the company has maintained detailed records of its goods and their purchasers. The hand-stitched (not stenciled) exterior LV logo and pattern, the red stripes on the inside canvas, and the design of the Vuitton label all date the trunks manufacture date to between 1896 and 1904 and thanks to the Normandie French Line sticker on the outside, we know that E. Munn and this trunk left on a cruise on April 28, 1897. The hardware appears to be all original and is signed with the Vuitton name.The bottom of the trunk (the image with three orange panels) shows the metal casters intact on each corner. The interior canvas straps that comprise the structure of the internal removable baskets -- one large deep basket that fits the trunk and one shallow basket that fits the lid area -- are embroidered Louis Vuitton. 31.75 x 20 x 22 (W x D x H, inches). Materials: Wood, brass, metal, canvas.
Condition: Quite good for its age. Water stain visible in the lower right corner of the open lid interior. Red-striped canvas interior of the trunk bears some antique dirt.
2-3 of minor tattering of the canvas at the bottom center of the open lid. Minor distress along the length of the exterior back seam between the lid and trunk.
Baskets look clean, but the single horizontal canvas tie is disconnected at the left side of the trunk where a rivet-trio is missing. While there are many vintage Louis Vuitton trunks available on the internet, I havent yet seen one of this particular configuration. You will see an image of the actual document from which the price is quoted. The item "Louis Vuitton Vintage Trunk, c.1896-1897" is in sale since Saturday, September 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1800-1899". The seller is "kidimi" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.