Posted 5 years ago
I have always enjoyed browsing antique stores and especially love Victorian items, but only recently have I considered restoring a piece. This circa 1880s Louis Vuitton Steamer came to me out of the blue. My fiancé cleaned out a few storage units a few days ago, sending me pictures of the things he was finding. One of those pictures (#4) was of a sewing machine he was very proud to let me know he was bringing home to me. My text back to him said, "Bring that trunk behind the sewing machine." Of course, I didn't know it at the time, but it was a Louis Vuitton Steamer beige and brown striped canvas which, if I am correct in my research, should be from 1876-1888. It has the initials M.D. monogrammed on each end. However, I am concerned that with the severe water/mold damage, this may be a little much for me to use as my first project. I also considered having someone else restore it, but my financial situation would not allow that. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.