AUDiscover the “AU LOUVRE” Curved steamer Trunk: An Ode to Travel and Luxury
SKU: R3231
Sales price 790,00 €
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AU LOUVRE brand brown canvas curved trunk
• Poplar barrel
• Brown coated canvas
• Brass jewelry (locks, brackets, corners, handles)
• Leather corners
• Original interior with 2 frames to separate and ventilate belongings

Revêtement extérieur Uni
Hauteur Product Heigth 65.0000CM
Longueur Product Length 70.0000CM
Largeur Product Width 51.0000CM

Discover the “AU LOUVRE” Curved steamer Trunk: An Ode to Travel and Luxury

Immerse yourself in the history of travel with the Courrier Bombe trunk from the prestigious “AU LOUVRE” brand. Dating from the 1880s, this iconic piece is imbued with the charm and elegance of its era. The brand's distinctive logo, depicting a wild beast seated at the bottom of a column, is a testament to its prestigious heritage and commitment to luxury and quality.

Authentic Features:

Courrier Bombe Style: This trunk has a domed design characteristic of mail trunks of the period, offering generous space to store your personal belongings with elegance and practicality.

"AU LOUVRE" logo: The brand's logo, representing a wild beast sitting at the bottom of a column, is a symbol of sophistication and prestige, adding a distinctive touch to this trunk.

Quality Materials: Made with high quality materials, this trunk is the result of exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, guaranteeing its durability and timeless appeal.

the Greats of this World:

At the time this trunk was designed, many famous people traveled with similar luxury trunks, such as:

George Vanderbilt: American businessman and member of the famous Vanderbilt family, known for his travels across Europe with his luxury trunks, in search of artistic and cultural treasures.

Sarah Bernhardt: The famous French actress, recognized as one of the greatest theater stars of her time, who traveled the world with her elegant trunks, accompanying her troupe on its international tours.

John D. Rockefeller: The American industrial magnate, founder of the Standard Oil Company, who traveled across continents with his luxury trunks, symbolizing his status and financial success.

Queen Victoria: The famous British monarch, who often traveled with her luxury trunks on her royal trips across the British Empire, marking her prestige and authority.


The Grands Magasins du Louvre was a department store in Paris located on rue du Louvre, near the Place du Palais-Royal. Here is some information about these historic department stores:

Foundation: The Grands Magasins du Louvre were founded in 1855 by Alfred Chauchard. At the time, this store was one of the first Parisian department stores to embrace the concept of mass retailing.

Location: They were located in a majestic building designed by architect Alfred Dutert in neo-Gothic style, providing a luxurious and elegant shopping experience to customers.

Offer: The Grands Magasins du Louvre offered a wide range of products, from clothing and fashion accessories to household items, furniture and interior decoration items.

Clientele: These stores were frequented by a diverse clientele, ranging from local Parisians to foreign tourists visiting the French capital.

Decline and Closure: Despite their initial success, the Grands Magasins du Louvre experienced a gradual decline during the 20th century. They finally closed their doors in 1974, falling victim to increasing competition from modern department stores and shopping centers.

Today, the location of the former Grands Magasins du Louvre is occupied by other commercial and residential activities, but their history remains an important testimony to the development of retail commerce in Paris during the 19th and early 20th centuries.




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