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“MALLE POUR DAME” WOMEN’S TRUNK

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“MALLE POUR DAME” WOMEN’S TRUNK

Made by: Louis Vuitton

Currently in storage


About this object

The exterior of the Louis Vuitton trunk is in leather with brass corners and hinges (all stamped), two leather handles and fittings for a leather strap. It bears painted black marks and numbers and a yellow, white and blue stripe. Inside, the hinged rectangular lid is lined in ivory linen. It reveals a removable tray lined with the same fabric.

Category:
containers
Object name:
“MALLE POUR DAME” WOMEN’S TRUNK
Made from:
leather --brass --fabric --metal --wood
Made in:
France
Date made:
1937
Size:
H. 23 1/4 in., W. 35 13/16 in., D. 21 1/16 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2014.16.2
Signature marks:
Paper label two old paper labels [photographs are kept in the file] painted in blue in a yellow medallion: “P”; in black: “M.P.D. 61”; exterior “Louis Vuitton” on head of nails, brass corners and hinges: “LV”/ “Déposé” on locks “70 Champs Elysées / Paris / Louis Vuitton / London / 149 New Bond Street/ Made in France / 052055” on main lock “Louis Vuitton” on fabric under the lid (several times) LABEL “Louis Vuitton / LV 815291 LV / Paris. 70 Champs-Elysées / 149 New-Bond St. London / Nice / 2. Jardin Albert Ier, Cannes / 10. rue des Belges, Vichy / Rue du Parc”
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973