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  • "Hearst" Steamer

    Louis Vuitton, Circa 1890's


    "Hearst" Steamer
    Specs & Condition

    This authentic Louis Vuitton full-size Wardrobe Trunk, circa 1890's, features monogram canvas (early tapestry canvas with evident weave visible), all brass hardware, and leather (not Iozine leather) trim. Top of the line model. Original owner name on sides: "Hearst." Official provenance: belonged to William Randolph Hearst. Purchased on May 14, 1899. View documentation in pictures. Exterior and interior conditions are excellent.


    44" length x 23" height x 22" depth, 70 pounds.


    Wood, Canvas, Leather, Brass.

    Condition: Excellent.

    Exterior and interior condition are excellent.  Minor bumps and bruises; no tears or eyesores.  Monogram canvas is the early tapestry canvas with evident weave visible.  Beechwood slates are original and in excellent condition. Original owner name on ends: "Hearst."  Original, working locks and hardware. Original leather handles are intact and support trunk's weight. Original leather strap included.  Interior is clean and fresh with minimal signs of usage.   Original label intact.  Official documentation of trunk's provenance included from Louis Vuitton.  Please view all pictures which accurately depict condition and are completely unaltered. I have done no restorations to the trunk. Sold "as is." 

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    A very important and iconic piece with documented provenance (purchased and owned by William Randolph Hearst)  for the true collector/historian.  

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