LOUIS VUITTON WARDROBE TRUNK

HISTORY OF THE WARDROBE TRUNK

old Louis VUITTON crinoline trunk

Invented much too early, the first patents for the so-called wardrobe trunk (in English) were created in 1852 in Vienna. But fashion will prevent the success of this future revolutionary trunk. In fact at that time the dresses with crinolines , then the trimmed or loose dresses, the sleeves with leg , etc. These immense, non-compressible dresses , with a wicker structure , steel whalebone or by several flexible metal hoops sewn into the fabric and hung around the waist by a system of cords, weighed down with several drapes (petticoats). Cannot be transported in trunks.

wardrobe Louis Vuitton ancienne malle

We will have to wait for fashion to change. The replacement of these crinoline dresses by dress without trim and by tailored suits. For Louis Vuitton to update and offer from 1875 this already old invention, one of the brand's most ingenious and legendary trunks , produced on a large scale to meet the immediate success. Designed to be opened vertically , take your wardrobe with you everywhere! A wardrobe on one side and a set of drawers on the other to avoid globetrotters the chore of unpacking their clothes at each stopover. We distinguish wardrobes trunks according to their heights and their arrangements. Available in a  multitude of sizes,  coated canvas  and  series .

  

It is the model " 115 " which corresponds to the height in centimeters of this one, whose size is specifically developed to meet the specifications of the American Railway Company. This model then becomes a standard of the luxury house and is the most widespread wardrobe model. The most common sizes are:  46  x 56 cm x 115 -   56 x 56 x 115

  

Price:  The price of a wardrobe trunk is higher than  that of a cabin trunk and a mail trunk . Find out the price of a new wardrobe trunk at Louis Vuitton.


THE MODELS :


WARDROBE TRUNK - 146

Wardrobe Height 146 cm - Trunk for hanging dresses.

For Men, locker option on the door: This trunk, built in the same way as the previous one, is specially designed to contain 12 to 15 complete items of clothing, regardless of overcoats, pelisses, overcoats, etc. All clothes are hung by patented coat racks and fastening systems.

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite  Year: 1910  Serie: Vuittonite  Exterior: Orange vuittonite canvas   Trim: leather  Corners: leather  Interior: has locker on the door   Wardrobe + locker  1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite 

Year: 1910 

Serie: Vuittonite 

Exterior: Orange vuittonite canvas  

Trim: leather 

Corners: leather 

Interior: has locker on the door  

Wardrobe + locker 

1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

   Louis Vuitton Wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 1913 Serie: Leather and brass  Exterior: LV stencil Mark 1 monogram canvas Trim: leather Corners: brass Interior: has locker on the door  Wardrobe + locker 1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

 

  

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 1913 

Serie: Leather and brass  

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 1 monogram canvas 

Trim: leather 

Corners: brass 

Interior: has locker on the door  

Wardrobe + locker 

1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 1912 Serie: 2nd  Exterior: LV stencil mark 2 monogram canvas Border: dark lozine Corners: steel Interior: Wardrobe + locker 1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 1912 

Serie: 2nd  

Exterior: LV stencil mark 2 monogram canvas 

Border: dark lozine 

Corners: steel 

Interior: Wardrobe + locker 

1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 1910 Serie: All leather Exterior: All leather Corners: Leather Interior: Wardrobe + locker 1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 1910 

Serie: All leather 

Exterior: All leather 

Corners: Leather 

Interior: Wardrobe + locker 

1m46 cm x 56 cm x 55 cm


Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog extract - Page 30:

The first patent for a wardrobe trunk was taken in Vienna, around 1852.  From this first idea sprang many models, but the fashion of the time, the crinoline, then the full or full dresses,  the sleeves with leg, etc., condemned. this invention. Nevertheless, since 1875 from time to time we have made wardrobe trunks. It took the growing popularity of the tailored suit  and the appearance of the dress without trim to make this already old invention known. It is in the interior layout,  in the opening system and above all in an irreproachable manufacture that the superiority of our different types really appears.

The indisputable advantage of these trunks is that they allow you to no longer unpack when you arrive at the hotel.

As in the most perfect roberie, the dresses remain suspended forming no folds. As soon as we close the trunk, in a hurry

against each other they can no longer move, hence the impossibility of crumpling or crumpling. It is the packaging reduced to its extreme simplicity and that regardless of the ease we have to take the desired toilet  without having to move the others.

Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk
Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk

The  "  WARDROBE  " is the large wardrobe trunk, the one that will contain everything and which, for certain trips, will not allow you to take

only one trunk. In the drawers will be housed gloves, handkerchiefs, ties, linen, shoes, hats, etc. still leaving room for 12 to 18 dresses or clothes.

 If this trunk is used without the drawers, then it will contain 15 to 25 dresses or items of clothing.

  

 This trunk measures: 57 x 55 x 125 or 138 high. 

Wardrobe 138 cm

malle 138 cm wardrobe Louis Vuitton Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk
Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk

 

Wardrobe Height: 138 cm

  

Malle for ladies , trolley wardrobe with a slide jamb.

  

Trunk for men, identical to the models for women, completed with two lockers with flap door. Removable in the right door. This configuration therefore reduces the storage space of the wardrobe. 

Wardrobe 125 cm

Malle courrier Louis Vuitton 1913 Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk
Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - wardrobe trunk

 

Wardrobe Height: 125 cm

  

Ladies' trunk, wardrobe on sliding trolley with jamb.

Malle a table vuitton trunk ancienne " Locker-table "  arrangement option

Locker-table "   arrangement option

Old advertising:    VUITTON MALLS are essential for all people who want to travel with comfort and elegance. The "LOCKER-TABLE" WARDROBE studied with meticulous care adapts to all needs and can be fitted out for men or women. Louis Vuitton 70, CHAMPS-ELYS

Old advertising:  

  

VUITTON MALLS

are essential for all people who want to travel with comfort and elegance.

The "LOCKER-TABLE" WARDROBE

studied with meticulous care adapts to all needs and can be fitted out for men or women.

Louis Vuitton

70, CHAMPS-ELYSEES - PARIS

Will send its special "WARDROBE" Catalog upon request.

Free shipping and packaging in Europe.


COMPLETE WARDROBE

Page 33 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Complete wardrobes
Page 33 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Complete wardrobes

Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog extract - Page 30:

  

Besides the trunks cabinets must also mention their excellent corollary, the  SECRETARIES  and  WARDROBE- COMPLETE  which are small trunks especially reserved for the machine and menus trinkets, whose illustration is on page 33.

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 1915 Serie: Vuittonite Exterior: Yellow Vuittonite Corners: Leather Interior: Wardrobe + locker

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 1915 

Serie: Vuittonite 

Exterior: Yellow Vuittonite 

Corners: Leather 

Interior: Wardrobe + locker

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Serie: 1st Exterior: Monogram LV Mark 5 Corners: brass Interior: Wardrobe

 

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Serie: 1st 

Exterior: Monogram LV Mark 5 

Corners: brass 

Interior: Wardrobe

 

malle wardrobe louis vuitton

 

Louis Vuitton Wardrobe trunk - SG 

Year:  1913

Exterior: LV coated canvas 

  

This model is part of the important luggage series ordered by Sacha Guitry and his wife, Yvonne Printemps. Most of the couple's trunks are  personalized and numbered. This numbering process by numbers or letters makes it possible to distinguish a trunk and its contents in the luggage suite.


Wardrobe 115 cm

trunk Louis VUITTON 115 armoire vuitton ancienne

 Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog extract - Page 30:

  

The  "  115 ", diminutive of the trunk above (wardrobe 125 and 138), was created to meet certain requirements of the American Railway Companies. It has exactly the same advantages and for people of average height it can often be nicer than the large Wardrobe. 

This trunk measures: 57 x 55 x 115 and exists in all "qualities". 

 

  

Wardrobe Height: 115 cm this  is the most common model, the most common arrangement including:

  • A wardrobe on the left 
  • "shoes box" under the wardrobe 
  • 6 drawers on the right 

Available in different depths, with cover on the wardrobe side on some models

malles armoires Louis vuitton de luxe

Old advertisement from 1929:

THE MALLES-AMOIRES OF 

LOUIS VUITTON

30 DIFFERENT TYPES

8 SIZES 
4 QUALITIES

FROM 1 100 Fr. TO 8 00 Fr.

LOUIS VUITTON

70, CHAMPS-ELYSEES

NICE - CANNES - VICHY - LONDON  

  

 ASK FOR CONDITIONS 

LOUIS VUITTON

TRAVEL ARTICLES 
70, CHAMPS-ELYSEES 

PARIS

IN ADDITION TO PRICE REDUCES   

SUCCESSIVE REACHING UP TO 30%

LOUIS VUITTON  GRANTS  4  FACILITIES  TO THE BUYERS OF ITS FAMOUS MALLS    EIGHT MONTHS PAYMENTS               RETURN - EXCHANGE                      OF TRUNKS of all MANUFACTURING 20  YEAR                   GUARANTEE  WITH CHILD SERVICE INSURANCE - LUGGA

LOUIS VUITTON 
GRANTS  4  FACILITIES 

TO THE BUYERS OF ITS FAMOUS MALLS

   

  1. EIGHT MONTHS PAYMENTS              
  2. RETURN - EXCHANGE                      OF TRUNKS of all MANUFACTURING
  3. 20  YEAR                   GUARANTEE  WITH CHILD SERVICE
  4. INSURANCE - LUGGAGE                  AT ADVANTAGEOUS CONDITIONS
Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Double wardrobe  115cm x 46cm x 56cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Double wardrobe  

115cm x 46cm x 56cm

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Brass  Year: circa 1920 Exterior: brass Border: brass Corners: Brass Interior: Wardrobe + Shoe box x6 drawers 115cm x 66cm x 56cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Brass  

Year: circa 1920 

Exterior: brass 

Border: brass 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Wardrobe + Shoe box x6 drawers 

115cm x 66cm x 56cm

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Exterior: LV stencil Mark 5 monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Double wardrobe, one side has a cover + shoebox

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 5 monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Double wardrobe, one side has a cover + shoebox

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Exterior: LV stencil Mark 2 monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Double wardrobe  115cm x 46cm x 56cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 2 monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Double wardrobe  

115cm x 46cm x 56cm

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 1934 Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Wardrobe + Shoe box x6 Drawers  115cm x 66cm x 56cm It is a very large size.

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 1934 

Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: 

Wardrobe + Shoe box 

x6 Drawers  

115cm x 66cm x 56cm 

It is a very large size.

Louis Vuitton Elephant leather wardrobe trunk

 

Louis Vuitton trunk wardrobe - Elephant

Year: 1931

Exterior: elephant leather

Parts: leather

Interior: Red morocco

Wardrobe + Shoe box

x6 drawers

115 cm x 66 cm x 56 cm

unique model.

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Year: 2010 Exterior: LV pvc monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass 115cm x 66cm x 56cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Year: 2010 

Exterior: LV pvc monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

115cm x 66cm x 56cm


Wardrobe 90 cm

Wardrobe Height: 90cm   LOUIS VUITTON'S MALLES-CABINETS THESE ARE THOSE THAT ALL PEOPLE CONCERNED TO TRAVEL WITH COMFORT AND ELEGANCE SHOULD HAVE. COME AND SEE THEM OR WRITE  70, CHAMPS-ELYSEES PARIS TO RECEIVE FRANCO THE "LUXURY" CATALOG carriage paid in

 

Wardrobe Height: 90cm

  

LOUIS VUITTON'S MALLES-CABINETS

THESE ARE THOSE THAT ALL PEOPLE CONCERNED TO TRAVEL WITH COMFORT AND ELEGANCE SHOULD HAVE. COME AND SEE THEM OR WRITE 

70, CHAMPS-ELYSEES

PARIS

TO RECEIVE FRANCO THE "LUXURY" CATALOG

carriage paid in Europe.

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite Exterior: Yellow vuittonite canvas Trim: leather Corners: leather Interior: Double wardrobe 91cm x 56cm x 35cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite

Exterior: Yellow vuittonite canvas 

Trim: leather 

Corners: leather 

Interior: Double wardrobe 

91cm x 56cm x 35cm

 Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite Exterior: Black vuittonite canvas Border: black lozine Corners: steel Interior: Double wardrobe 91cm x 56cm x 35cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Vuittonite

Exterior: Black vuittonite canvas 

Border: black lozine 

Corners: steel 

Interior: Double wardrobe 

91cm x 56cm x 35cm

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Double wardrobes 91cm x 56cm x 35cm

 

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram

Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Double wardrobes 

91cm x 56cm x 35cm

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram  Year: 1928 Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas Border: lozine Corners: Brass Interior: Wardrobe x3 Drawers + Shoe box 91cm x 56cm x 35cm

Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk - Monogram  

Year: 1928 

Exterior: Mark 4 stencil LV monogram canvas 

Border: lozine 

Corners: Brass 

Interior: Wardrobe 

x3 Drawers + Shoe box 

91cm x 56cm x 35cm


LOUIS VUITTON DOLL TRUNK


Louis Vuitton doll trunk Games for children, faithful replica of the model for adults. Produced by Louis Vuitton

 

Louis Vuitton doll trunk

Games for children, faithful replica of the model for adults. 

Produced by Louis Vuitton

 Louis Vuitton doll trunk. Child trunk.  rustic canvas  Another model of doll trunk on a reduced scale like a wardrobe to store a doll and its clothes. The dream for every child. Sold in Louis Vuitton stores but not produced in Asniéres.

 

Louis Vuitton doll trunk.

Child trunk.  

rustic canvas  

Another model of doll trunk on a reduced scale like a wardrobe to store a doll and its clothes. The dream for every child.

Sold in Louis Vuitton stores but not produced in Asniéres.


OTHER MODEL - SPECIAL ORDER


Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 catalogu - Wardrobe
Page 32 - Louis Vuitton 1914 catalogu - Wardrobe

Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog extract - Page 30:

  

  

 We have countless models; every day we execute on special ideas  It would take several catalogs to give the description of all those that we have made for almost 40 years. We will therefore only present a few types. All are at will for lady or man,  only the hat installation and the coat racks change. These trunks are made in Cow, Vuitonitte, 1st, 2nd and 4th series.

  

The  “  D. T , ”  patented model, an excellent little wardrobe trunk, measures 115 high, the front partially swivels and thus brings the entire wardrobe outside the trunk.

 

The "  MF " having the regulatory measures of the cabin trunk of 100 and 110 cm. and can be used on board. The clothes placed in the lid are hung up as soon as the trunk is opened, while in the bottom are, in  appropriate places, shirts, linen,  gloves, ties, handkerchiefs, collars, hats, shoes, etc.


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