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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 513 A

    A RARE AND EARLY STEAMER BAG

    LOUIS VUITTON

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE AND EARLY STEAMER BAG
    LOUIS VUITTON
    of natural canvas, with original glazed linen lining and leather strapping, with original brass padlock
    22 x 17 x 8in. (56 x 43 x 20.3cm.)


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    The Steamer Bag was created in 1901, originally designed to be kept inside of the iconic Vuitton steamer trunk. This example retains its original liner, meant to protect the bag from the dust acquired in travel, making it a rare survival.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage