Antique Louis Vuitton Trunks
The Louis Vuitton brand is popularly known worldwide as one of producers of the best luxury bags. But did you know that Louis Vuitton made his name by designing steamer trunks for the rich and wealthy individuals who often travel in luxury ships and trains?
Louis Vuitton steamer trunks are considered as luggage icons and are truly the highest symbols of luxury and wealth. Each steamer trunk usually takes up to 60 hours to make since they are all lovingly handcrafted. In every piece that makes up the trunk, you will see the trademark care and precision that comes with every Louis Vuitton product. This is actually the main reason why most people are still vying to get their hands on one of these trunks.
The first steamer trunk ever made by Louis Vuitton was for Empress Eugenie of France during the 1850s. Initially, the brand’s trunks were plain and grey. But the designer changed the trunk’s appearance when several individuals and companies were copying the look. Louis Vuitton implemented different designs but they were all still copied by competitors. In 1896, the designer together with his son initiated the use of the quatrefoil design and the brand’s logo on their trunks and has become their signature branding on all their products.
One example of an exquisite Louis Vuitton steamer trunk was owned by a certain woman who decided to sell it at an auction. This particular antique steamer trunk was from the year 1908 and is in perfect condition. It was huge and comes with all the trunk’s original accessories including the removable trays, compartments and straps. The interior lining on this particular Louis Vuitton steamer trunk is amazingly well-preserved save for a few stains. Apparently, the steamer trunk will be worth thousands of dollars today and the the stickers or travel labels on its sides will make it even more so.