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Lot 7: Louis Vuitton, Monogram Canvas Suitcase, France, 1980s
25 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Monogram canvas, textile and leather lining, brass pieces
France, presumably 1980s
Louis Vuitton (since 1854) – French luxury goods company
Label on the inside with the number ‘993273’, lock numbered ‘1034790’
Rectangular vintage suitcase, presumably from the series Alzer
Classic all-over monogram pattern on exterior sides
Rounded leather handle
Removable interior tray, compartments each fitted with tensioning straps
Leather trim reinforced with rivets
Brass corners and fittings
Timeless, iconic design by the famous luxury goods company
Dimensions: 26 x 81 x 52.5 cm
With this suitcase, you always travel in style!
The suitcase is in a good condition, consistent with age. It bears slight, natural signs of wear and tear, e.g. in the form of minor bumps. The dimensions of the iconic vintage piece are 26 x 81 x 52.5 cm.
Louis Vuitton (since 1854)
Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) started his training as a bag maker at suitcase manufacturer Monsieur Maréchal in 1837 in Paris. This was essential in times of rough luggage transport on carriages, steam boats or trains. He opened his own shop in 1854 under the name of Louis Vuitton Malletier in Rue Neuve-des-Capucines 4. His modern dirt-resistant and waterproof products were of such good quality, that they were soon in high demand. The frameworks of the trunks were made from wood and metal constructions. 1886 Georges Vuitton (1857-1936), son of the company’s founder, invented the revolutionary locking system that is still used today. The patentedTumber Lock protects the trunk’s content from theft with an innovative locking system with two spring caps. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, Georges took over the company. It was him who designed and established the iconic LV monogram. The luxury brand is popular worldwide and is one of the leading companies of the world of fashion. (nlu)
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