Rare Malle à Portes à tiroirs by Louis Vuitton

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Rare Malle à Portes à tiroirs by Louis Vuitton

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Rare "Malle à Portes" ou "à tiroirs" by Louis Vuitton An original, rare Louis Vuitton drawer trunk in monogram canvas, France circa 1908 in good vintage condition. Minor replacements to the leather otherwise all original. Described in the publicity literature of the time as: "L. V' Drawer Trunk We consider all such trunks as "unpraticable", in spite of the advantages they seem to possess when looked at through a shop window, but however, have made a special model superior to those generally shown..." Louis Vuitton Trunks Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century opening up the world up to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to the new age - the travel trunk was born. In 1854 Vuitton opened his own business in Paris. His first trunks were light weight and airtight, with flat tops to facilitate stacking. They were wooden frames covered in gray "Trianon" canvas. Louis Vuitton trunks were soon very popular and, like today, often copied. The company had to keep changing its signature pattern due to plagiarists. The trademark brown and beige stripes debuted in 1876, twenty years later, the "Monogram" pattern was unveiled, with the familiar "LV" monogram plus four-lobed flowers 'borrowed' from the Japanese visual culture that was so fashionable in the late 19th century. Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century, opening the world up to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations and the travel trunk was born. In 1854 Vuitton opened his own trunk-making firm in Paris. His first trunks were lightweight and airtight, with flat tops to facilitate stacking. They were wooden frames covered in gray “Trianon” canvas. Louis Vuitton trunks were soon very popular and, like today, often copied. The company had to keep changing its signature pattern due to copycats. The trademark brown and beige stripes debuted in 1876, twenty years later, the “Monogram” pattern was unveiled, with the familiar “LV” monogram plus four-lobed flowers ‘borrowed’ from the Japanese visual culture that was so fashionable in the late 19th century.

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1908

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Peter studied painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & The (then titled) Philadelphia College of Art both in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA.

He’s been involved in the creative world since leaving Art college in 1987, selling paintings privately and commercially, mainly on commission.

In the early  1990’s he became involved in the antiques trade, his passion for fine & decorative antiques has made him a regular exhibitor at The Decorative fair in Battersea Park, Olympia & LAPADA Berkeley Square.

Peter has exhibited his paintings at various galleries in the UK and the USA. Up until 2010 he principally worked on commission for both private and commercial clients.

For over 25 years Peter has been producing Fine art paintings and murals for clients all over the world. Popular themes have included: Still life paintings, Murals and limited editions.

Whilst his training is in traditional oil painting and printmaking, much of his work in the period 2005 – 2010 was made up of part digital, part traditional media – designed on the mac and printed/transfer printed onto different surfaces including paper, canvas, wood and ceramic.

Peter’s experimentations with digital art have  brought him full circle and he now works in a more traditional manner. Still life is still his main output,

Based near Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire, England and also with a studio in France. He spends much of his time traveling between France and London.

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