A trunk with Doors and Drawers. One of Louis Vuitton's Rarest Trunks.
Here's a fabulous Louis Vuitton Chest Trunk Steamer. The exterior is covered in the desirable monogram canvas in excellent shape for a trunk of this age(circa 1910) with only a few bumps, bruises and stretch lines from age. Early tooled leather and brass trim. The brass handles easily support the massive weight. Rolling casters on base. The interior is clean(some very light staining to quilted lid liner)with no odors or smells. This extremely rare piece is complete. The Chest Trunk model was very well thought out and allowed the owner to access the drawers and top of the trunk at the same time. Up top is a lady's hat basket on one side and a storage box with insertable trinket and glove box on the other. The front opens to reveal two large storage drawers with cover sheets and tie down straps(all hasp are complete). This unique model allows you access to the drawers without removing them as they rest on side guides mounted to the doors. Original owner initials J.C.H.M. New York on ends. Dimensions 44"wide 23"Deep,23"tall. A great piece for the extreme collector as you will probably never see another(much less complete and in this condition).
Pictured on page 249 of Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks.
Update 1/29/16. This item has sold.