Edmond Goyard - Louis Vuitton - Pauline Moynat


restoration of an LV canvas with a Louis vuitton stencil mark 1
restoration of an LV canvas with Louis vuitton stencil

The trunk makers have never ceased to develop their coated fabrics. 


Plain, checkered, monogrammed, these canvases  have evolved between 1858 and today. 


Despite looking very similar, they no longer have much to do with vestiges of the past. Each generation of canvas is different, the restoration process is specific to each canvas depending on its time. 


Read also: How to maintain your collector's trunk

LV woven canvas covered with paint, stripping with care to find the original canvas
LV woven canvas covered with paint, stripping with care to find the original canvas


This article will not reveal the secrets of restoration, but will give a foretaste of the value of calling on the malle2luxe workshops to bring your luggage back to life.


Do not attempt to restore a canvas yourself, as this may cause irreversible damage to your trunk. 



Depollution & Restoration:


During these steps, the grime, pollution and dirt that has settled on the work will be removed, completely eliminated depending on the condition of the canvas and previous restorations.

vuittonite orange yellow trunk vuitton cleaning depollution canvas
Yellow Vuittonite canvas depollution


It is a very delicate operation involving solvents in liquid phase or in gel form which, if poorly chosen, could damage the integrity of the fabric.


A preliminary analysis and tests are therefore necessary to determine the appropriate type of product and its possible dilution so as not to attack the pictorial layer.


This work is done millimeter after millimeter, it is a work of patience, without damaging  the initials or personalizations

Cleaning a tropical checkered canvas L. Vuitton
Cleaning a tropical checkered canvas L. Vuitton



It is important to never apply a so-called " isolate " product on the canvas.


Whether it's varnish , oil , wax , these products will give shine instantly (and again), but in the long run it's an unrecoverable disaster . 


These products trap all the grime and dirt , thus preventing a  restoration of the original canvas .


Partial or total repainting is also inappropriate!


Purification trunk trianon louis vuitton 1890


Louis Vuitton hat trunk

Trianon gray canvas cleaning

 from the 1880s




Louis Vuitton mail trunk

Striped canvas restoration

This trunk has been painted over to change the look. Stripping to find the original canvas, no paint was used for this restoration. Circa  1885 



louis vuitton striped trunk


Louis Vuitton   mail trunk

Vuitton striped canvas induction

Woven / Embroidered

from the  1885s

Trunk trunk louis vuitton checkered 1890 mark 1 restoration of the canvas


Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk

Checkered canvas restoration Mark I.

Circa  1889

Louis vuitton explorer zinc and brass mail trunk


 Louis Vuitton  explorer trunk 

Cleaning to restore the original state

trunk covered with zinc and solid brass

Year  1889



extremely rare louis vuitton explorer trunk


Louis Vuitton Alu Explorer  trunk 

Cleaning to restore the original state

trunk covered with solid aluminum


Year 1892



Louis Vuitton trunk checkered canvas Mark 2 II trunk sanitation


Louis Vuitton hat box 

Canvas cleaning

checkered  mark II

Circa 1895

Louis vuitton painted trunk 1895 old

Louis Vuitton courier trunk

Restoration of Mark II checkeredcanvas  .

This trunk was painted with paint during the war in order to escape discreetly. Stripping, no paint was used for this restoration.


Louis vuitton plain woven canvas


Louis Vuitton hat trunk

Purification of plain woven canvas  

Circa  1898






goyard trunk for sale


Goyard hat trunk 

restoration of the iconic canvas

Chevron goyardine  

Circa  1900




Louis vuitton trunk trunk Dusting before after tropical checkerboard old antique for sale

Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk 

Canvas dusting

Light Checkerboard Mark II

Circa  1900

Stain removal trunk woven canvas monogram louis vuitton old rare price


Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk  

Vuitton Woven / Embroideredmonogram canvas stain

Circa  1900

Goyard shoe trunk in goyardine canvas


Goyard shoe trunk

Goyardine depollution canvas

Year 1905

canvas monogram mark 1 louis vuitton


Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk

cabin trunk, stenciled mongramcanvas mark I 

Year 1906

Cabin trunk 1907 louis vuitton vuittonite yellow


Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk

restoration of a cabin trunk

Yellow Vuittonite canvas

year 1907

Decreasing Goyard canvas trunk goyard mail year 1910 has old chevron Decrassage


Goyard Courier trunk 

Structure takeover

And scrub the canvas

Chevron goyardine  

Circa  1910


Renaissance stencil canvas 21 mark 2 year 1908 collector trunk Vuitton


Louis Vuitton Courier trunk

Canvas cleaning at

LV Mark II stencil 

Circa 1910



Renaissance canvas vuitton blistering detachment canvas bubbles

Repair of blisters on old Louis Vuitton canvas


Circa 1910

Moynat dog trunk


Moynat cabin trunk

Cleaning an orange medium canvas 

circa 1910

Goyard cabin trunk cleaning luxury trunk


Goyard Cabin Trunk

pampering of a goyardine chevron canvas

Circa 1910

louis vuitton varnished canvas old trunk


Louis Vuitton courier trunk 

remove varnished and editing of painted canvas stencil LV Mark II

circa 1910



louis vuitton vuittonite orange cabin trunk


Louis Vuitton Cabin trunk 

bubble cloth , waxed. Cleaning the orange vuittonite fabric


circa 1911


Restoration trunk albert kahn 1911


Louis Vuitton Philanthropist trunk

stripping of the repainted canvas on a red vuittonite canvas

Having belonged to  Albert Kahn.

Year 1911


Philanthropic trunk Albert Kahn boulogne exceptional trunk vuitton


Louis Vuitton mythical

Decontamination of a red vuittonitecanvas

Having belonged to Albert Kahn.


Year 1929

vuitton suitcase price Embellishment by removing blisters screen-printed canvas


Louis Vuitton suitcase

Embellishment by removing fabric blisters

screen-printed Mark VI

Circa 1950


super president louis vuitton


Louis Vuitton super president suitcase 

Elimination of impurities on modern PVC Louis vuitton canvas

Circa  1980

Removal of impurities on modern canvas PVC Louis vuitton pvc modern trunk suitcase l. vuitton


Louis Vuitton Vanity Suitcase 

Vanity cleaning pvc canvas and lozines

Circa  1990

Bisten Louis vuitton 1998 cleaning


Louis Vuitton suitcase

cleaning a bisten suitcase

Year 1998

Alzer 75 black epi leather suitcase


Louis Vuitton suitcase

Suitcase alzer 75 cm

Black epi leather 

year  2010


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