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'Explorer' suitcase by Louis Vuitton, c. 1910
An extremely rare, large suitcase by Louis Vuitton, circa 1910, completely covered on the exterior with brass sheeting, with brass slats, large and small LV studs, brass corners, latches and lock, and a leather handle.
These cases were known as 'Explorer's' cases, due to the fact the outer material had to be durable enough to survive travelling to inhospitable climates, and survive heavy use. The interior is all original and is calico lined, and bears original orange label which reads 'Paris 70 Champs-Elysees 149 New Bond St, London Nice Cannes Vichy #81086'. Lock number: 051066. The exterior of this piece has been professionally polished and brought back to its former glory.
Dimensions: Length: 29 inches (74 cms), height: 9 inches (23 cms) and depth: 18 inches (46 cms).