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Object ID 2003.054.001
Object Name Trunk
Collection Household/Domestic
Credit line Gift of Timothy Best in Memory of Addie Best
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1930
Made Louis Vuitton
Description Large Louis Vuitton trunk with interior trays/compartments and a wooden frame and sides with metal reinforcing joints and hardware. There are latches on either side of the front that flank a large key locking latch in center. The entire trunk is covered in treated brown fabric featuring "LV" and a flower pattern. "E.P.B." is painted on either side. There is a tag on inside of the lid: "Lrue Scribe Paris"/"Louis Vuitton"/"149 New Bond Street London."

Interior Trays:
B: Large white fabric covered tray with tie down strips with the text "Louis Vuitton."
C: White cloth covered tray with fabric tie downs, half the size of the trunk.
D: Tray with two covered compartments on either side of the open compartment.
E: Basket-type tray with strips of woven fabric to form sides.
Dimensions H-22.5 W-35.25 D-20.25 inches
Owned Emily P Bissell
Used Emily P. Bissell
Provenance This trunk belonged to Emily P. Bissell and was given to the donor's grandmother who worked for her as a nurse.
Subjects Travel
People Bissell, Emily
Search Terms Trunks
Louis Vuitton
Steamer Trunks
Emily P. Bissell
Emily Bissell
Room Laird Bedroom
Material Wood; cast iron; brass
Place of Origin Paris, France