The trunk makers (Edmond Goyard, Louis Vuitton, Pauline Moynat) have continued to develop their coated fabrics.
United, checkerboard, monogram, these canvases have evolved between 1858 and today. Despite looking very similar, they no longer have much to do with the vestiges of the past.
Each generation of canvas is different, Vuittonite, Goyardine, M Moynat canvas, the restoration process is specific to each canvas depending on its time. 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 try to restore a canvas yourself, as this may cause irreversible damage to your trunk.
Depollution & Restoration : During these stages, 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.
It is a very delicate operation involving solvents in liquid phase or in gel form which, if poorly chosen, could affect 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.
It is important never to apply a so-called " insulating " product on the canvas. Whether it's varnish, oil , wax , these products will give shine instantly (and again), but in the long term 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!
Louis Vuitton hat trunk from the 1880s
Trianon gray canvas cleaning . This trunk had remained stored in a damp room. The underside eaten, taking the trunk apart we saw hundreds of insects. Read more...
Louis Vuitton mail trunk Circa 1895
Remediation of Mark II checkered canvas covered with a thick layer of varnish. Read more...
Hat trunk Goyard Circa 1900
restoration of the iconic chevron Goyardine canvas.
Louis Vuitton Cabin Trunk from 1907
restoration of a yellow Vuittonite canvas cabin trunk
Louis Vuitton hat trunk from 1909
The hat trunk is often square in shape, it is covered with orange Vuittonite canvas restored to regain its dazzling charm.
Goyard Courier Trunk Circa 1910
Restoration of structure and scrubbing of the chevron Goyardine fabric
Moynat cabin trunk circa 1910
Cleaning an orange medium canvas, polishing oxidized brasses.
Goyard cabin trunk Circa 1910
Pampering a chevron goyardine canvas
Louis Vuitton mail trunk circa 1910
remove varnish and retouch repaint, false strip stable on stenciled canvas LV Mark II. Read more ...
Louis Vuitton cabin trunk circa 1911
Bubble canvas, waxed, grime, cleaning the louis Vuitton orange vuittonite canvas. Read more...
Louis Vuitton library trunk from 1926
The color of the canvas is not orange, this trunk has been repainted. we therefore had to strip it to discover the original color. Read more...
Louis Vuitton philanthropist from 1929
Trunk that belonged to Albert Kahn. Decontamination of a mythical red vuittonite canvas .
Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk from 1935
The top Mark V canvas is missing the partially destroyed wooden structure . Read more...
Louis Vuitton Circa 1958 suitcase
Embellishment and removal of white marks on Louis Vuitton Mark VIscreen-printed monogram canvas .
Louis Vuitton Super President suitcase Circa 1980
Elimination of impurities on modern Louis Vuitton PVC canvas .
Lot of Louis Vuitton suitcase circa 1990
Cleaning of the pvc canvas and lozines, replacement of a missing leather handle.
Louis Vuitton Circa 2000 vanity box
Vanity cleaning the canvas and repairing the broken lock .
Louis Vuitton suitcase from 2010
Alzer suitcase 75 cm, exterior cleaning in black epi leather .
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