LOUIS VUITTON COURIER TRUNK

DEFINITION: MAIL TRUNK

louis vuitton mail trunk letters

Series of flat top trunks.

 

Whose maximum height is  57  cm

The depth is variable but often less than 57 cm

The length is variable but does not exceed 112 cm

 

These dimensions are variable the most common being 1 meter and 1.10 meter.

 

Interior has 2 to 3 removable frames.

 

It has 2 or 3 wooden slats on the front.

 

The name  Mail does not designate  a trunk for sending  letters .

boat trip port boarding baggage and vuitton mail trunk
Embarkation of luggage at the port of call in Le Havre, July 9, 1910

But come from the term "long haul" corresponding to the ship carrying out long-distance navigation.

 

The mail trunks are therefore designed to travel in box cars dedicated to luggage and in the holds of boats. Despite everything, they respect standard dimensions allowing their handling.

 

There were several standard dimensions. Last revised October 16, 1929:

 

110cm x 55cm x 48cm

100 cm x 53 cm x 48 cm

90cm x 51cm x 48cm 

 

LADIES TRUNK

 Page 11 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Ladies' low trunk
Page 11 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Ladies' low trunk

Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog extract - Page 10:

 

LOW TRUNKS FOR LADIES: These models derive directly from the previous trunk, but while the large sizes are indicated for long journeys, those described here are, due to their more reasonable dimensions, mainly used for fast journeys. Their easy handling makes them very pleasant for circular trips.

 

The sizes of 100 and 90 cm. provide great services like visiting trunks; in 80 cm., they are excellent laundry trunks.

 

The rack chassis is similar in all respects to that described on page 9, except in the 80 cm trunks. where the short length makes it necessary to do it in a single part and without a cage, the latter replaced by a free box.

   Length    Width      Height          Interior layouts                        Qualities

   

       110

 

       100

 

        90

 

        80

 

 

       56

 

       54

 

       52

 

       50

 

         57

 A lockers, that is to say: 

with 1 rack chassis.

1 single frame and the  bottom.

 

 

Simple, that is to say:

with 2 simple frames and the  bottom.

Are made with Vache, Vuittonite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series lockers. In the latter two, the cage is replaced by a fixed hat box and small chassis covers with racks are removed. 

 

Simple in all qualities.

We recommend, for ease of packaging, to replace the bottom with an additional simple frame.

 

MEN'S TRUNK

 Page 16 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Men's trunk
Page 16 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Men's trunk

Extract from the Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog - Page 17:

 

MEN'S TRUNKS : " MAN ". This model proceeds from the same principle as the women's trunks described on pages 8 and 11; but the man's hat  requiring much less space than the lady's hat, we were able to increase the size of the bowl where  gloves, ties, collars, cuffs, scarves, handkerchiefs, etc., easily find space in boxes special.

Under this bowl is a large space for laundry. At the end of the frame, hat and shoes, then a simple frame  for shirts, and the bottom reserved for clothes.

   Length    Width      Height          Interior layouts                        Qualities

     

       110

 

       100 

 

        90 

       

        80

 

       

       54

 

       52

 

       49

 

       47 

 

         54

 locker frame, 1 single frame and the bottom

Are done in Cow, Vuittonite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series.

 Page 16 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Men's trunk
Page 16 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - Men's trunk

 

MEN'S TRUNKS: "COURIER" . Under a different arrangement this trunk has exactly the same special locations  as the previous one. The elimination of only hat and shoe compartments made it possible  to reduce the height of the trunk and despite this, at the same length, it gives more room for clothes and shirts.

 

   Length    Width      Height          Interior layouts                        Qualities

     

       110

 

       100 

 

        90 

       

        80

 

       

       50

 

       50

 

       49

 

       46 

 

 

 

         48

 

 

 

         45

 

Either a rack chassis, a simple chassis and the bottom.

Or 2  simple frames at the bottom.

 

 

The 5th and 6th Series have only one chassis.

Are done in Cow, Vuittonite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series.


DEFINITION: HIGH TRUNK

Very rare 110 cm high definition mail trunk

Series of flat-top trunks with functionality similar to the mail trunk.

 

This is the trunk to be placed horizontally, the largest in the Louis Vuitton range  

 

Interior provided with several removable frames.

 

It has 3 or 4 wooden slats on the front.

 

Standard dimensions high trunk: 110 cm x 61 cm x 69 cm

Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - High trunk for ladies
Page 8 - Louis Vuitton 1914 Catalog - High trunk for ladies

Extract from the Louis Vuitton 1914 catalog (Page 9):

 

LADIES 'HIGH TRUNK: Around 1860, LOUIS VUITTON was the first to create LOCKER TRUNKS which, following variations in fashion, we have never ceased to modify and improve.

The locker trunk includes:

  1. On one side, a cage for small hats or for shirts, blouses, veils, etc.
  2. On the other side, a double frame, the top of which is occupied by a bowl with numerous partitions forming locations for handkerchiefs, ties, ribbons, veils, frills, gloves, fans, lace, etc. Under this basin a large space for the laundry.
  3. Two simple frames and the bottom. In the simple model, there are 3 large plain frames and a bottom.
   Length    Width      Height          Interior layouts                        Qualities

 

      = 120

 

 

      = 110

 

 

      = 100

 

 

      = 90

 

 

       63

 

 

       61

 

 

       59

 

 

       57

 

         70

 A lockers, that is to say: 

1 rack chassis.

2 simple frames.

1 bottom.

 

 

Simple, that is to say:

3 simple frames.

1 bottom.

Are made with Vache, Vuittonite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series lockers. In the latter two, the cage is replaced by a fixed hat box and small chassis covers with racks are removed. 

 

 

Simple in all qualities.

We recommend, for ease of packaging, to replace the bottom with an additional simple frame.

 Publicity Saturday July 2, 1904 Louis Vuitton mail trunk for lady
Publicity Saturday July 2, 1904 Louis Vuitton 

 

Advertisement Saturday July 2, 1904:

 

LADIES 'CASE

Louis Vuitton's latest creation

 

1 rue scribe Paris

and 

149, New Bond Street LONDON

 

This trunk is made with a bottom, a simple frame and a large two-piece compartment; one part of the large compartment forming a cage for hats, the other having a box for lingerie with divided bowl, for adults, handkerchiefs, ties, etc. It is done in eight qualities and in all dimensions.


VARIANT: INTERIOR FITTINGS:

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

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

 

TRUNKS - FUR: On the outside, similar to our usual trunks, these trunks are internally lined with wood 

camphor tree and have an airtight closure; they are essential for people who, changing climate during a trip, want to keep their furs safe from insects.

They come in all sizes and qualities .


SOME EXAMPLES OF LOUIS VUITTON COURRIER TRUNK AND HAUTE TRUNK

mail trunk striped canvas vuitton

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - Striped

Exterior: Striped canvas

Border: leather

Louis Vuitton striped canvas mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - Striped

Exterior: Striped canvas

Border: leather

 

Louis Vuitton mail box

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - Striped

Exterior: Striped canvas

Border: leather

 

Louis Vuitton mail trunk interior

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - Striped

Exterior: Striped canvas

Border: leather

 

interior Louis Vuitton mail trunk
Striped mail trunk Louis Vuitton 1886

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - Striped

Year: 1886

Exterior: Striped canvas

Border and corner: steel

 

special order louis vuitton cane trunk with Moorish finish

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - Cane

Year: 1889

Exterior: cane canvas

Border and corner: Moorish lacquered steel

Style effect there is only one to our knowledge.

 

Louis vuitton dark checkered courier trunk 1890

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - Damier

Year: 1890

Exterior: Dark checkered canvas with Mark 1 stencil 

Border and corner: lacquered steel

 

Mail trunk louis vuitton dark checkerboard stencil 1890

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - Damier

Year: Around 1890

Exterior: Dark checkered canvas with Mark 1 stencil 

Border: leather

 

small Louis Vuitton dark checkerboard 1895 mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - Damier

Year: Around 1895

Exterior: Dark checkered canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border: leather

 

Louis vuitton tropical checkered high courier trunk louis vuitton

 

Louis Vuitton High Trunk - Damier

Year: around 1895

Exterior: Woven checkerboard canvas

Border: leather

Dimensions: 110 cm x 62 cm x 70 cm

 

Louis vuitton tropical checkerboard louis vuitton

 

Louis Vuitton courier trunk - Tropical checkerboard

Year: around 1895

Exterior: Tropical checkered canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border: leather

Dimensions: 90 cm x 52 cm x 55 cm

 

aluminum trunk louis vuitton courier

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk

Year: 1892

Exterior: Solid aluminum

Border and corners: Solid aluminum

Lock, clasps and handles: Solid aluminum

Studs: Solid aluminum Marked Louis Vuitton

Dimension: 77 cm x 45 cm x 54 cm

Louis vuitton 1898 aluminum mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton courier trunk - Aluminum

Year: 1898

Exterior: Orange canvas

Border and corners:  aluminum

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton LV canvas mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - LV Woven

Year: 1899

Exterior: LV woven canvas

Finish: leather and brass

Border and corners: lacquered steel

Dimension: 101 cm x 57 cm x 57 cm

Louis Vuitton LV canvas mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - LV Woven

Year: 1902

Exterior: LV woven canvas

Finish: Superior Moresque 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

Dimension: 92 cm x 54 cm x 54 cm

Louis vuitton courier trunk in woven canvas and lacquered steel circa 1900

 

Louis Vuitton Courier Trunk - LV Woven

Year: 1903

Exterior: LV woven canvas

Finish: Superior Moresque 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

Dimension: 101 cm x 56 cm x 54 cm

Louis Vuitton Moorish border mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1908

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 1 stencil 

Finish:  Upper moresque 

Ultra light aero structure

Dimensions: 92 cm x 54 cm x 54 cm 

 

Louis Vuitton courier trunk

Interior of the Louis Vuitton mail trunk, stencil canvas.

With 2 removable frames with 2 straps. beige canvas interior

Padded cover without original ribbon.

Louis vuitton courier trunk canvas stencil mark 1

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1908

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 1 stencil 

Border: Leather

Dimensions: 110 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm 

 

Mail trunk for lady Louis Vuitton 1912 mark 1

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1912

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 1 stencil 

Border: Leather

Dimensions: 100 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm 

 

Interior Louis Vuitton courier trunk exceptional luxury trunk

Interior of the Louis Vuitton mail trunk, stencil canvas.

With 3 removable frames with 3 straps. beige canvas interior

Padded cover, white ribbon signed Louis Vuitton.

Louis vuitton 1914 courier trunk 90 cm

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1914

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border: Lozine

Dimensions: 90 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm 

 

Louis vuitton 1920 mail trunk 1m10

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: around 1920

Finish: 1st series

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border: Clear Lozine

Dimensions: 110 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm 

Interior Louis Vuitton trunk for women courier

Interior for women:

including numerous lockers.

Capiton cover, with ribbon

mail trunk louis vuitton steel and canvas mark 2 1915

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV 

Year: 1915

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

louis vuitton mail trunk 1921 old canvas lacquered leather

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1921

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2 stencil 

Border and corners: lacquered steel

Dimensions: 100 cm x 57 cm x 54 cm 

Old vuitton mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk - LV

Year: 1928

Exterior: LV canvas with Mark 2  stencil 

Border: Lozine

Dimensions: 100 cm x 53 cm x 48 cm 

Louis vuitton trunk 1930 mail 1m10

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: around 1930

Exterior: Mark 4 Stencil LV Canvas 

Border: Lozine

Dimensions: 110 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm 

1938 old vuitton mail trunk

 

Louis Vuitton Courier trunk - LV

Year: 1938

Exterior: Mark 5 stencil LV canvas 

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 110 cm x 54 cm x 56 cm 

interior louis vuitton mail trunk 1938

Interior of the Louis Vuitton mail trunk, stencil canvas.

With 3 removable frames with 3 straps. beige canvas interior

Padded cover, white ribbon signed Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Supreme Mail Red Trunk

 

Louis Vuitton courier trunk - Supreme

Year: 2017

Exterior: LV Supreme Canvas

Hardware: nickel-plated aluminum

Border: Leather

Dimensions: 90 cm x 51 cm x 48 cm

mail trunk 2017 vuitton novelty

 

Louis Vuitton mail trunk - LV

Year: 2017

Exterior: LV pvc canvas

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 110 cm x 55 cm x 48 cm

New price

mail trunk 2017 vuitton novelty interior

Interior of the Louis Vuitton mail trunk, pvc canvas.

With 3 removable frames with 3 straps. interior in pvc beige vuittonite.

Padded cover, with white ribbon.

high trunk 2017 louis vuitton new

 

Louis Vuitton High Trunk - LV

Year: 2017 

Exterior: LV pvc canvas

Border: lozine

Dimensions: 110 cm x 61 cm x 69 cm

New price


 

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