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    Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Monogram Coated Canvas Steamer Trunk, Late 19th Century
    Condition: 4
    36" Width x 12.5" Height x 20" Depth
    This trunk is done in Damier Ebene monogram coated canvas with black and brass hardware, featuring wood trim, two metal handles, three flip clasps, and one keylock mechanism (no key included). The interior is done in canvas and features a tufted design top. There is a red stencil that reads "M.M.I." on either side.

    This trunk shows signs of age and heavy wear, such as heavy scratching, tarnishing, rusting, and verdigris to the hardware together with scratching, punctures, tears, losses, fading, darkening, and marks to the coated canvas and wood trims throughout. Additionally, part of the hammered metal trim on the top at the right side is lifted showing some of the nails and the center clasp rests slightly ajar. The interior shows breaks to the ribbon at the top as well as substantial cracking, peeling, darkening, marks, water damage, and staining throughout.

    This trunk features the original Damier Canvas pattern first introduced by Louis Vuitton in 1888 and has stayed in one family through the generations since its possession in the late 19th century. Since then, this trunk has traveled globally to places like the United States, Egypt, Geneva, Japan, through the Trans-Siberian Railway, and more.

    Condition Rankings:

    1 - Like New, shows little to no evidence of wear, age or handling.
    2 - Exceptionally well-maintained, very minor signs of use, wear, age, or handling.
    3 - Pre-Loved, gently used with slight signs of wear. See extended condition report for details.
    4 - Pre-Loved, exhibits signs of wear and regular use. See extended condition report for details.

    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
    May, 2021
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 286

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