Extremely rare malle haute in woven damier canvas by Louis Vuitton, late 19th century

Extremely rare malle haute in woven damier canvas by Louis Vuitton, late 19th century

18,995.00

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One of the rarest Louis Vuitton trunks to be offered, this "malle haute" (tall trunk) is covered in the world famous damier (checkerboard) canvas. What sets it apart is that this trunk's damier canvas is not printed like the vast majority of checkerboard trunks but in fact woven cotton. 

This example dates to around 1900 and is a perfect example of such trunks. With its leather trim, brass studs, fittings and locks it still shows the same elegance as it did well over 100 years ago and is a testament to the durability of the best trunk maker in the world. Today it makes for a wonderful piece of interior design, both decorative and useful.

Condition: some of the canvas shows slight wear and tear (see images). Structurally perfect.

Dimensions: 55cm deep, 70cm high, 110cm wide