LOUIS VUITTON CABIN TRUNK

DEFINITION: CABIN TRUNK

Louis Vuitton 1902 cabin trunk

Series of low, flat-top trunks.

 

Whose maximum height is  39  cm

The depth is variable but less than 56 cm

The length is variable but does not exceed 115 cm

 

These dimensions are variable the most common being 90 cm and 1 meter.

Interior often has a removable chassis (case).

 

The name  cabin  comes from the wagon and boat cabins. It is a standard size allowing luggage to slip under the passenger seats in the cabins.

Hence the height less than 39 cm, because the standard height of a seat cushion is 45 cm.

 

 

Today we still use the term "cabin baggage" for air travel, it is a standard that determines the maximum size in order to be stored in the upper chests of aircraft cabins.

Train travel with these louis vuitton luggage

 

The other larger trunks, such as mail trunks, wardrobe for example, were stored in box cars specially dedicated to transporting trunks, or in the holds of boats. Today in freight cars and in aircraft holds.


VARIANT: INTERIOR FITTINGS

 Page 12 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Dress trunk
Page 12 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Dress trunk

Extract from the Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog (Page 13):

 

DRESSES: Specially designed to contain only a few toilets, these trunks are mainly used  for court coats, princess dresses, ball gowns, etc.

Their low height made it possible to give them a great length without nevertheless making them bulky.

These trunks are divided into two equal parts by a frame and a bottom provided with ribbons to facilitate the packaging of the toilets.

   Length    Width      Height          Internal arrangements                        Qualities

     

       130

 

       120

 

       110

 

        57 

         40

1 single frame.

1 background.

Are made with Vache, Vuittonite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series lockers.


SOME EXAMPLES OF LOUIS VUITTON CABIN TRUNK

louis vuitton checkered cabin trunk mark 1

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - Damier

Year: Circa 1890

Exterior: Dark Mark 1 Stenciled Checkerboard Canvas 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

Dimensions: 77 cm x 45 cm x 33 cm 

 

Open checkered cabin trunk

Interior of the Louis Vuitton cabin trunk, dark checkered canvas.

With a removable locker with 2 straps.

Padded cover, unsigned purple ribbon.

Cabin trunk louis vuitton checkered clear tropical

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - Damier

Year: Circa 1885

Exterior: Mark 2 Tropical Checkerboard Stencil Canvas 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

 

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - Zinc and Brass

Year: Circa 1890

Exterior: Zinc and brass

For explorer

Zinc trunk louis vuitton cabin model

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - zinc

Year: Circa 1900

Exterior:  zinc

Border: brass

Explorer trunk

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk LV 1903 woven canvas

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - woven LV

Year: Around 1898

Exterior: Woven LV Canvas 

Border: leather

Dimension: 91 cm x 55 cm x 30 cm

Louis vuitton leather cabin trunk circa 1900

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - Leather

Year: Circa 1900

Exterior: leather

Dimensions: 91 cm x 54 cm x 33 cm 

Louis Vuitton leather cabin trunk

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - Leather

Year: Circa 1900

Exterior: leather

Dimensions: 112 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm 

interior trunk louis vuitton cabin leather 1900

 

Interior of the Louis Vuitton cabin trunk, leather.

With a removable locker with 2 straps and 2 storage boxes.

Padded cover, unsigned white ribbon.

Louis Vuitton 1906 cabin trunk LV canvas stencil Mark 1

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1906

Exterior: Mark 1 stenciled LV canvas 

Border: leather

Dimensions: 101 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm 

Vuitton canvas stencil cabin trunk mark 1 leather border

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1908

Exterior: Mark 1 stenciled LV canvas 

Border: leather

Dimensions: 81 cm x 51 cm x 31 cm 

louis vuitton cabin trunk 1910 yellow vuittonite

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - vuittonite

Year: 1910

Exterior: Yellow vuittonite canvas 

Border and corners: leather 

 

Louis Vuitton scribe 1911 cabin trunk

 

Louis Vuitton vuittonite cabin trunk

Year: 1911

Exterior: Orange vuittonite canvas 

Border and corners: leather 

Dimensions: 92 cm x 56 cm x 34 cm 

Interior trunk louis vuitton locker

Interior of the Louis Vuitton Vuittonite orange cabin trunk. 

With a removable locker with 2 straps and 2 storage boxes.

Padded cover with white ribbon.

Cabin trunk louis vuitton vuittonite orange leather trim

 

Louis Vuitton vuittonite cabin trunk

Year: 1912

Exterior: Orange vuittonite canvas

Border and corners: leather 

Dimensions: 101 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm 

trunk cabin yellow vuittonite louis vuitton 1915

 

Louis Vuitton vuittonite cabin trunk

Year: Circa 1915

Exterior: Yellow vuittonite canvas 

Border and corners: leather 

Dimensions: 111 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm 

Louis vuitton brown cabin trunk with lozine border 1910

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - vuittonite

Year: around 1910 

Exterior: Brown vuittonite canvas 

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 101 cm x 56 cm x 36 cm 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk 1m10cm mark 2

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1915

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border: Black Lozine

Dimensions: 111 cm x 54 cm x 36 cm 

 

Louis vuitton 1920 cabin trunk with steel border

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: around 1920

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Edge: Lacquered steel

Dimensions: 88 cm x 53 cm x 39 cm 

Old cabin trunk

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1920

Exterior: Mark 2  stencil LV canvas 

Border: Lozine

Dimensions: 81 cm x 51 cm x 34 cm 

Louis vuitton 1920 aero trunk

 

Louis Vuitton aero cabin trunk - LV

Year: around 1920

Exterior: Mark 2  stencil LV canvas 

Border: Lozine

Aero cabin model developed for air travel.

 

cabin trunk vuitton mark 2 lozine borders 1925

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1925

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 101 cm x 54 cm x 35 cm 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk stencil canvas mark 4 lozine borders

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV 

Year: 1930

Exterior: Mark 4 Stencil LV Canvas 

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 111 cm x 54 cm x 36 cm 

Interior trunk louis vuitton 1925

Interior of the Louis Vuitton cabin trunk, stencil canvas.

Featuring a removable 3-strap locker. interior in orange vuittonite.

Padded cover, white ribbon signed Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk lozine border exterior canvas stencil mark 5

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1934

Exterior: Mark 5 LV canvas 

Border: lozine

 

Louis vuitton cabin trunk mark 5 1936

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1936

Exterior: Mark 5 LV canvas 

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 81 cm x 48 cm x 34 cm

 

 

 

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