Posted 5 years ago
My family has had this trunk since before I was born, and now we're trying to find out anything we can about it. we know it came from Paris (France, not Texas) due to the nameplate and it has an address and name on the plate; But without knowing the age or anything else about the trunk trying to find any info about it's manufacture is difficult to say the least.
As you can see in the pictures the company that manufactured the trunk and it's address are:
Malles Et Marmottes
2.Rue Du Bouloi.2
Malles Et Marmottes translates to Trunks and Travelers
Lenoir is a name
and the rest is the address in paris (still a valid address)
in addition to that there are two other logos one on the latch hinges (pictured) and the other on each of the Brass pieces that connected the lid to the trunk base (the metal parts bolted to the wood pieces) on the front side of the trunk.
the one on the hinge has DEPOSE on the Top and a small logo on the bottom part that reads D.FES (with the ES underlined and slightly smaller) a tiny icon under it and DEPOSE written again under that.
On the "wood bolted" metal pieces there is a different logo (Not pictured) with the letters H B on the top a banner like icon below it and BREVETES S.G.D.G. on the bottom.
any information that anyone can give about this trunk (age, where it's been, what it was used for, what kind of trunk it is, etc...) would be greatly appreciated.
Feel free to ask any questions, and thank you for any help.