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    Louis Vuitton Classic Monogram Canvas Trunk, circa 1910's
    Good Condition
    35" Width x 20" Height x 12.5" Height
    This trunk harks back to a golden age of travel and leisure, speaking to Louis Vuittons hallowed legacy of exceptional travel accessories. This trunk is done in classic monogram coated canvas, featuring a hand painted yellow and green stripe, wagonwheel, and a "C.B.L." monogram on both ends. This trunk once belonged to Clare Boothe Luce, the honorable United States ambassador to Italy, House Representative from Connecticut's 4th district, as well as a successful author and staunch conservative feminist. This trunk also features leather trim, four wheels, brass hardware, two leather handles, a double flip clasp and key lock closure, and a leather belt to secure the closures. The interior is done in white linen, featuring one removable compartment with two belts to secure contents and two handles, and one lower compartment. This trunk includes a vachetta leather luggage tag.

    This trunk is in Good Condition. There is scratching, scuffing, denting, darkening, and cracking throughout the exterior and the leather accents and handles. There is scratching and patina to the hardware. The belt closure on the exterior has been severed, but the severed piece is included in this lot. There is wear to the wheels, and a peeled shipping sticker from the original owner. The interior linen has brown staining and general signs of wear and age throughout. The trunk emits a vintage odor.

    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    27th-28th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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