1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour - ILWT - In Luxury We Trust
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1920s Louis Vuitton Flower Trunk "Malle Fleurs" in Rare Blue Colour

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The "Malle Fleurs" by Louis Vuitton, originating from the 1920s, stands as a testament to unparalleled craftsmanship and inventive design. The term, "Malle Fleurs," beautifully translates to "flower trunk," immediately evoking images of a luxurious vessel dedicated to housing nature's most delicate creations.

But what sets this particular trunk apart from its rare counterparts is its singular hue – a deep and entrancing blue. This color, far from the conventional choices of the time, offers a visual feast, a backdrop that only enhances the beauty of the flowers it once held. This vibrant blue, intertwined with Louis Vuitton's signature craftsmanship, makes this piece a unique marvel.

The sheer rarity of this trunk is further underscored by its presence in the market - it's the only one available and just the second of its kind that we've ever encountered. Such exclusivity isn't just a result of limited production; it's also a testament to the inherent challenges of preserving such an artifact. Given their petite stature and delicate nature, few "Malle Fleurs" from the 1920s have weathered the ages, making this trunk's impeccable condition all the more remarkable.

These trunks, besides their aesthetic appeal, were masterfully functional. Designed to showcase flowers in their full glory, they were equipped with a protective zinc tray. This ingenious addition safeguarded the trunk from the moisture and life-giving waters of the blooms, ensuring that the trunk's beauty endured alongside its floral inhabitants.


Condition Report: Very good condition with some signs of wear but please refer to the photos, original key included.

Dimensions: 24cm x 11.5cm x 9.5cm

 

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.