Posted 5 years ago
I just completed restoration of this lovely French made gentleman's hat trunk. I believe this to have been manufactured by a Parisian trunk manufacturer called Bertrand. It was manufactured around the late 1800's to very early 1900's. Though it's not a Louie or a Goyard, it's still very nice. (Those are still on my bucket list).
It's made of very high quality leather and beautiful brass hardware. I was very thrilled to see how the leather and interior are still in such incredible condition. Though the lid holder is broken and a few components from the interior missing, it's still not bad for 100+ years of age. (I'll have to post the interior pics as well).
This trunk still bears the initials H.S. of the original owner on the front. On one side of the trunk there is one of the original travel decals from Paris. And one of the best parts is that it still has it's original key and the lock still works quite well!!
Most Parisian made trunks were of extreme high quality and built to last for generations. This is just another example of that fine craftsmanship.
Thanks for looking!!