Description

    Louis Vuitton Damier Azure Canvas Trunk, circa 1920's
    Fair Condition
    26" Width x 24.5" Height x 25" Depth
    This piece is an incredible find, due to its unbelievable provenance, and also as an amazing piece of the house's heritage. Done in damier azure coated canvas, this trunk is a gorgeous example of classic Louis Vuitton. This trunk is accented with brass hardware, a front lock closure, and is emblazoned with the initials LHB, standing for Louisa Horwitz Bullitt. Bullitt is the granddaughter of Dr. Samuel Gross, depicted in the famous painting "The Gross Clinic" by Thomas Eakins. This trunk includes a photocopy of the painting, a brief biography of William C. Bullitt, and a typed letter of provenance.

    This trunk is in Fair Condition. This trunk exhibits lots of wear. There is fraying to the fabric, there are white paint scuff marks throughout, paint loss to the hardware, rust, dents and scratches. The trunk has been written on in what appears to be black crayon.

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


    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 Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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