In the past, we’ve extolled the virtues of vintage luggage stylish enough to hold its own when motoring in a vehicle with verve.
Now a pair of customized Louis Vuitton steamer trunks that belonged to Mr. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.—the famed Hollywood actor and dandy—and his wife have been listed for sale by N.P. Trent Antiques of Palm Beach, Florida.
Custom Louis Vuitton steamer trunks
The trunks, priced at $9,750 and $8,750, are covered in Vuitton’s signature monogram canvas and feature a hand-painted red and white racing stripe and the initials M.L.F., for Mary Lee Fairbanks, the actor’s second wife (his first was Joan Crawford).
Fairbanks purchased the trunks, originally part of a larger set, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York for traveling in style with every conceivable accessory at hand.
After all, you never know when you might be called upon to take Marlene Dietrich out f0r a martini…
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- Posted December 05, 2011
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