Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Travel Secretary
Serial no. 756712
The interior with seven drawers. 18 1/4 x 24 x 12 1/2 inches (46.3 x 61 x 31.7 cm).
In the age of travelling with all your belongings, Louis Vuitton specialized trunks for a myriad of items. This trunk is modeled after a design made in 1927 by Gaston-Louis Vuitton for Ernest Hemingway, complete with shelves and drawers with straps to hold in books while traveling. Gaston-Louis Vuitton was a lover of literature and created these special trunks to hold the hard-back books popular of the times. The original Hemingway trunk was rediscovered in the basement of the Ritz in Paris, along with a posthumous Hemingway masterpiece.
For a similar trunk see: Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà, 100 Legendary Trunks: Louis Vuitton, Abrams New York: 2010, p. 261.
C The Estate of Joanna S. Rose
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