A Louis Vuitton Cabin Trunk

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A Louis Vuitton Cabin Trunk

Constructed in wood and monogrammed canvas, and edged with brass guards, triple hinged, opening to reveal a tan leather lined interior, one side fitted with wooden hangers on a chrome plated double rail, with a clothes locking bar, the other with compartments; the manufacturer’s label indicating the serial number ‘808403’, and their retail outlets; the exterior strengthened with battens dressed with studs marked ‘LV’, and having a pocket for the owner’s name, a substantial carrying handle, with closure effected with two spring loaded clasps set about a lock bar, with the lockplate bearing the number ‘102932’, indicating a date of circa 1930.

Paris, France, Circa 1930

We are grateful to the Director of the Heritage Department at Louis Vuitton for confirming the date of this trunk.

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Louis Vuitton began making luggage from the family home in Asnières-sur-Seine, a north western suburb of Paris in 1859, having a workforce of 225 by 1914. Operational today worldwide, and recognised as the epitome of luxury in the field of luggage and accessories.

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