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Vintage Top-Loader Wardrobe Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

Vintage Top-Loader Wardrobe Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk Superstar Universe, LLC Product Blog

Let's talk about one of the most overlooked items at garage sales and online sales. Louis Vuitton luggage and other leather goods! For example, This Vintage Monogram Top-Loader Wardrobe Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, circa 1920's-1940's is a rare model! This particular Louis Vuitton Wardrobe Monogram Trunk has features like the lift top, enabling a top-loading capability. It includes monogram canvas, all brass hardware, and Iozine leather trim.

This particular trunk includes interior and exterior with all original latches, handles, drawers and hangers. The Interior has 11 very rare hangers, the trunk is all original and a very rare extra large size.  Dimensions: 44" length x 22" height x 22" depth and approximately 85 pounds. (LV Trunks, 2016.) The materials in this trunk are Wood, Canvas, Leather, and Brass. The interior features large drawer handles (instead of pulls) and hatbox webbing. Lastly, this trunk has rollers on the base, which is a very rare find on Louis Vuitton wardrobe models.

Louis Vuitton Malletier is his original name but he is now commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, or LV for short (Wikipedia, 2016). Louis Vuitton is now a French fashion house in which the label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather products to shoes, watches, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses; selling its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website. For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world's most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 his brand was valued at US $25.9 billion dollars. In 2013 LV was valued at US$28.4 billion dollars with revenue of US $9.4 billion. The company operates in 50 countries with more than 460 stores worldwide.

Louis Vuitton founded his label in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. He had observed that trunks of his time could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with Trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight. Before he introduced his line of trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton's gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that solved this problem, creating ease of use for ship voyages. Many other luggage makers imitated LV's style but never exactly duplicated his design.

A stunning & rare piece for the serious collector. We think this is a great working piece! Use this piece for what it was meant for, grand travels over the world or set as the main conversation piece in your living room but please don't just use it as a coffee table! This is a top-of-the-line model. A great addition for the serious collector. This trunk retails in the US for $22,999.99 on eBay and approximately $24,000 elsewhere. You will no longer find trunks like this just anywhere and lucky to find one in such great condition on eBay. If you are interested in the Louis Vuitton line of fashion check out Amazon's Louis Vuitton's line of shoulder bags and purses!

Resources:

Louis Vuitton. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Vuitton

Vintage & antique trunks are our speciality. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2016, from http://www.lvtrunks.com/shop/rare-louis-vuitton-monogram-canvas-top-loader-wardrobe-trunk-in-excellent-condition-circa-1940s#.V154ezVwvbw

Vintage Louis Vuitton Top-Loader Wardrobe, Circa 1940's | World's Best. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2016, from https://www.worldsbest.com/home/1461637201/vintage-louis-vuitton-top-loader-wardrobe-circa-1940s

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