1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
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1880s Antique Louis Vuitton Trunk Damier Courier Steamer

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An exquisite 1880s Louis Vuitton Damier Courier Trunk, a timeless piece that exudes elegance and storied history. This rare find is a true testament to the craftsmanship and enduring quality of Louis Vuitton.


**Key Features:**

**Era**: 1880s

**Design**: Classic Damier pattern, a signature Louis Vuitton design that predates the now-famous monogram canvas.

**Hardware**: Original, high-quality brass hardware and locks, showcasing the luxury and security Louis Vuitton is known for.

**Leather Trim**: Meticulously crafted leather trim, adding a touch of sophistication and durability.


The trunk is perfect for use as a statement home decor item or for a collector of fine, vintage luggage. Its Damier pattern is a standout feature, representing one of the earliest and most iconic designs in luxury luggage history.


Every aspect of this trunk, from the brass hardware to the leather trim, has been preserved with care, offering a glimpse into the craftsmanship of the late 19th century. This Louis Vuitton Damier Courier Trunk is not just a piece of luggage; it's a collector's item and a piece of history.


Please refer to the attached photographs for a detailed view of this trunk’s condition and timeless design. Don't miss this opportunity to own a rare piece of Louis Vuitton's legacy.

 

Dimensions: 100cm x 52cm x 53cm

 

How it all started...

In the serene village of Anchay, a young boy named Louis Vuitton often gazed at the distant horizons, dreaming of the grand city of Paris. His aspirations weren't of grandeur but of creation. He envisioned a new era of travel, defined by a trunk unlike any other.

Leaving his hometown behind, the young Louis embarked on a two-year trek to Paris. The journey was long, but every step was fueled by ambition. Upon his arrival in the City of Lights, he apprenticed under the esteemed trunk maker, Monsieur Marechal. Here, amidst wood, leather, and tools, Louis refined his craft, innovating and adapting.

By 1854, Louis had absorbed all that he could from his apprenticeship. The streets of Paris now echoed with his reputation, and it was time to make a mark. Louis Vuitton, the brand, was born at 4 Rue Neuve des Capucines. It wasn’t just another store; it was the birthplace of the flat-topped trunk. This ingenious design allowed for easy stacking during travel, a stark departure from the conventional domed trunks.

While his contemporaries were content with the status quo, Louis sought progress. He replaced the popular leather exterior with the Trianon canvas, a game-changing material that was both light and resilient. Yet, with success came imitators. Unfazed, Louis introduced the striped Rayée canvas and then the Damier canvas, always a step ahead of the counterfeiters.

The trunks weren't merely luggage; they were personalized companions for the journey. Louis and his growing team catered to the unique requirements of their elite clientele, crafting compartments for clothes, shoes, books, and even champagne. Every trunk was a piece of art, tailored to its owner.

The late 1800s brought a new challenge: the passing of Louis Vuitton. But his legacy was far from over. Georges, his son, honored his father with the Monogram canvas in 1896. More than a design, it symbolized the journey of Louis Vuitton - from a dreamer in Anchay to a legend in Paris.

As the world around evolved, so did the trunks. The essence, however, remained unchanged - a commitment to excellence, a spirit of innovation, and a legacy of Louis Vuitton himself. The trunks journeyed across continents, sailed across oceans, and witnessed history unfold, always a silent testament to Louis Vuitton's enduring vision.

From the tranquil lanes of Anchay to the bustling boulevards of Paris, and further to the farthest corners of the earth, Louis Vuitton's trunks have come a long way, embodying the spirit of a man and his dream.