Superb Louis Vuitton Trunk with provenance
This is the one Louis Vuitton trunk that is a must have for the serious collector. It is a trunk that once belonged to turn-of-the-century socialite and pioneering feminist Eleanora Randolph Sears who was the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. Sears, born in 1881, excelled in many sports including polo, baseball, yachting, tennis, and squash. She helped to found the US Women's Squash Racquets Association and was its first singles champion. She constantly pushed the boundaries of athletics for women including playing polo in trousers and riding astride her horse. She was also an avid walker, often trekking from Boston to Providence RI, a 47 mile journey that she once walked in just over 9 hours.
This fine trunk has been carefully restored to perfection by our craftsmen. The interior has been relined with a linen very similar to what was used originally by Louis Vuitton. The exterior has been meticulously cleaned and finished and retains a fine and wonderful patina. It has all of the original hardware including the two solid brass latches and lock with serial number.
It is a trunk that would fit in many homes to be used as a coffee table or perhaps in a bedroom to store large winter blankets.
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