A Short History of Louis Vuitton Travel Trunks | Christie's

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Discover the history of Louis Vuitton travel trunks with handbags specialist Rachel Koffsky.
Arriving in Paris at age 16, Louis Vuitton became an apprentice to a box manufacturer. In his early 30s he designed a flat-topped trunk that could be stacked — a radical innovation, as hitherto trunks had featured curved lids.
Hired as the personal box-maker and packer to Eugenie, Empress of France, Vuitton became the travel goods manufacturer of choice among the aristocracy.
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