The manufacture of a trunk requires the intervention of three trades: the carpenter who makes the barrel, the leatherworker who assembles canvas and jewelry and the upholsterer who lines the interior with linen and develops the quilting in the cover.
Terminology of a trunk
Example of before and after projects
Maintaining a trunk
For a trunk covered with coated canvas, the ideal is to use a colorless wax on the covering and the leather parts and to wait 24 hours for drying. Following this step, you just need to polish the canvas using a soft cloth. The jewelry can be cleaned using specific products for the shine of brass.
For a transatlantic trip, an excursion to Africa or simply a trip by car, the trunks had to be covered with very specific coatings and adapted to the needs of the customers.
The materials used
A trunk for hats, for guns, for dresses, discover the different types of trunks most widespread in the 20th and 19th centuries.
The different models
The L.Vuitton canvas
We find at Louis Vuitton a large number of different paintings, here are the most used by the house, their stories and the approximate dates of their publication in the catalog.
The L.Vuitton locks
We find a large number of different clasps at Louis Vuitton, discover the different models according to the times and the different needs of travelers.