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Louis Vuitton Large Wardrobe Steamer Trunk Monogram Travel Case Early 20th C

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An impressive Louis Vuitton Large Wardrobe Steamer Trunk Travel Case from the early 20th C. Made from Vuitton's monogram canvas, the interior features 6 drawers, 8 full hangers, 3 pant hangers, 1 cloth screen and a removable velveteen lined storage box. While designed for travel, this piece is perfect for use within the home/interior design. Note that this trunk still retains two travel stickers from American Export Lines Constitution, which provide us with some insight to provenance. The Constitution was commissioned in 1951, and known for catering to celebrity clientele (including transporting Grace Kelly & guests to her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco). Both travel tags are signed STANLEY MORTIMER of NY, indicating travel from Cannes to NY. While dated Sept 1, the year is faded, making it difficult to read (it looks like "58"). Mr. Mortimer Sr, from one of the founding families of Tuxedo Park NY, was married to Barbara 'Babe' Cushing, and together they had a son, Stanley Mortimer III. Babe later divorced Mr Mortimer Sr and married CBS founder William S Paley. The painted monogram on this piece is WSP, which may stand for William S Paley (perhaps the younger Mortimer son used his stepfathers luggage for travel?). While we cannot be certain of the exact provenance, it would appear that this piece at a minimum has some direct relation to the Mortimer family of Tuxedo Park. Preowned/vintage (70+ years old) with definite signs of use/wear: marks/fading/digs/patina to the canvas & Lozine trim; the interior shows signs of use including fading to fabric lining, marks/wear to external drawer material and leather pull straps. All hardware is patina'd as are the wood slats. One small section of the Lozine trim appears to have been repaired with a brass insert (see image 17). This substantial wardrobe measures approximately 44in H x 26in L x 22in D.

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  • Period
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Vintage/preowned w/signs of wear: marks/fading/digs/patina to canvas/trim; interior has fading to lining, marks/wear to drawer material & leather pull straps. Hardware & wood slats patina'd. 1 small section of trim repaired w/a brass insert (pic 17)
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 44 in. x D 22 in.H 111.76 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Length
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    Louis Vuitton Monogram Wardrobe Steamer Trunk Rare Vintage early
  • Reference Number
    LU40727878012
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