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U001.11.163
Artist / Maker : Louis Vuitton
Title : Untitled (Leather Louis Vuitton suitcase, stand, and cover)
Date (Execution) : c. 1920
Geographical Origin : Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Style / Period : Furniture Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Leather; wood; textile; metals; glue
Support / Technique : Carved; cut; sewn; cast; glued; assembled
Object Type : suitcases; stands (support objects)
Visual Description : Light-coloured leather suitcase made in Paris, France, by Louis Vuitton. The case has a number of metal fixtures, including a locking mechanism, latches, and studded bindings. The metal appears to be brass. The interior of the case is lined with an unknown light-coloured fabric. The removable shelf on the interior is also wrapped and lined with this fabric. Both the shelf and the case have metal-buckled straps made of the same fabric sewn into their bottoms. The metal of the buckles is the same metal used for the other fixtures. Inside the case is a purple canvas cover that presumably is used to cover the suitcase. The interior of the cover is lined with what appears to be purple velvet. The suitcase rests on a specially made, wooden stand that appears to have been a contemporary addition as a means of display. The initials M.G.W. are located on the exterior of the case and suitcase cover. These initials may be of the former owner.
Accession # : U001.11.163
Width (cm) : 72.00
Height (cm) : 21.00
Depth (cm) : 44.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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