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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 460

    A LARGE MONOGRAM WARDROBE TRUNK

    LOUIS VUITTON

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE MONOGRAM WARDROBE TRUNK
    LOUIS VUITTON
    constructed with five internal drawers and custom desk for use onboard ship
    22 x 45 x 20in. (56 x 114 x 51cm.)
    Monogrammed 'F Z G'


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    The American J Fred Zimmerman was a co-founder of the Theatrical Syndicate in 1896, essentially creating the business of theatrical management. Originally married to the comic prima donna Ethel Jackson, he married Grace Rankin circa 1908. Rankin had previously been a showgirl in the company run by Anna Held, who with her partner Florenz Ziegfeld created the famous Ziegfeld Follies.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
    VAT rate of 15% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    J. Fred Zimmerman and Grace Rankin Zimmerman