Dating louis vuitton
However, this design was not practical for stacking and storing trunks on steam trains or transatlantic cruises.
That is when Vuitton created his revolutionary design of trunks that were rectangularly shaped- ideal for transport.
Most people don’t realize that the Louis Vuitton company began in 1854.
Long before purses, shoes, and wallets, Vuitton established his high standards of quality and execution as a malletier (trunk maker).
He quickly established a reputation for his skills as a malletier, and by his early thirties, he was appointed the official box-maker and packer for Napoleon III’s wife. Vuitton is credited for his ingenuity and creative skills that allowed him to think outside of the box (pun intended), which he acquired as a professional packer.
Most of the trunks of the time had a rounded top (think pirate’s chest), that were created to maximize rain runoff.
You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.He was mesmerized by the grandeur and magic of the city, and soon found work apprenticing for a box maker and packer.This was a respectable trade, and Vuitton learned the art of packing and creating custom luggage.Often times, you will see people selling LV trunks from the early 1800s, when in fact, Louis Vuitton himself wasn’t even born until 1821.
All Louis Vuitton trunks come with two identifiers that will help to authenticate them- a serial number, and an official label.Here, we will discuss proper ways of identifying the age and authenticity of your vintage Louis Vuitton trunk.