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    Early 1900's Louis Vuitton Classic Monogram Wardrobe Steamer Trunk. This turn-of-the-century Vuitton trunk has the classic monogram, designed in 1896 by George Vuitton, woven into the canvas. This process was only used for a short period before the brand began silkscreening the monogram onto the canvas in the 1910's. The vertical pattern of the monogram canvas on this trunk show that it is a wardrobe steamer, which is rare. The case shows wear on the bottom where areas of the canvas are missing. Also missing are handles and interior parts. This well-travelled, antique trunk is a special part of history.

    The family that has owned this trunk for the last few decades has used it well and greatly enjoyed it. They did not know that the trunk in which they carted household items and papers as they moved over the years was a piece of fashion history, resulting in the evident wear. In our estimation this only adds to the charm of the piece; it has already fulfilled its intended purpose, faithfully following the family, and now will offer a final gift to them as it finds a new home with a lover of fashion history.

    The trunk is 40" high, 22" wide, and 13" deep.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    16th Saturday
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