Early Rare Vintage Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk. My late Great Grandmothers trunk. She used this sturdy trunk to carry her belongings from Ireland to the United States many years ago.Constructed in the Late 1800s - Early 1900s. With rare Damien Classic style checkerboard canvas. Cloth-bound interior and one removable top shelf/tray.
The lid is stamped in blue in the back right corner. Made in France on the front latch and above key hole reads -08098. Louis Vuitton stamped on grommets/rivets.
Vuitton Deposee on checkerboard pattern (whites). 4 top shelf/tray light blue handles.Ends of the trunk monogrammed with initials that are now partially obscured. I have been in touch with many dealers since acquiring this trunk and have had many offers. Despite the visible wear and tear in certain areas, this trunk is truly a beauty and its history is undeniably rare and incredible. It is an amazing example of workmanship at its finest.
Some wear and tear that would be expected to come with a trunk of this age. Well traveled and has seen the world and with her carries many stories.Top strap is missing and parts were mended in places during the past. 2 original rollers on bottom are functional , a third replacement in the past and the fourth was also replaced as some point and is missing the wheel but the hardware used is still intact. Not uncommon when this item was used to carry a persons most valuable possessions from one side of the world to another. An amazing shape for a trunk of this size and age. The item "Rare Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, Damien Classic Style Checkerboard Canvas" is in sale since Monday, November 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chests & Trunks\1900-1950". The seller is "johor-5039" and is located in Newcastle, Wyoming. This item can be shipped to United States.