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A must-have Goyard tea trunk!

Impeccable refinement and manufacturing quality



A return to the beginning of the 20th century, that is what this photo inspires, isn't it ?

Large-sized locks, protection of the reinforcing slats, reinforced edges... no doubt, this picture has been taken in the USA.

As can be seen on this picture, there is an impressive number of workers.

I think that nowadays, it would represent the whole profession!



Following the example of his colleague, Moynat has developed different types of canvasses.

Brown damier canvas, red damier (not photographed), plain orange or brown canvas, and finally the “M” monogrammed canvasses.



Our workshops have the advantage of being vast.

They are divided into several parts, including a 50m² room which is the cabinetmaking place.

The trunks of the counter come from our website La Malle en coin.

A lovely decoration idea and we dream of building a wall in the same way in the library of a castle.



You can see a larger view by clicking on the photos.

110 cm Louis Vuitton steamer trunk

On leaving the barn!



See other examples in the rest of the article.


And there we are, one more brand for Bernard Arnault who revives the old brand MOYNAT
Read the hereafter Wikipedia article http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moynat



Edited in 1000 copies
Hard cover with leather label / 100 color illustrations
Size: 40 x 27 cm (landscape format) / 176 pages
Published in December 2011

For sale at Moynat Paris, St Honoré street
At Reve de Bagages in Haguenau
75 euros


The association paid a visit to the Speyer museum.

I could not help but take a photo…

We have had the visit of a Parisian customer who came to pick a large flat-top American trunk (100X50X55) and we were very surprised while helping him to load!!! A SMART car! ...

Well, it did fit in the car!



And here is the ancestral method that enables to place a nail on a trunk, in a perfectly solid way.

We remind you that a trunk is always built without any screw!




This is the Grail for any Vuitton collector: a trunk-bed is very rare and not easy to find…

For 10 years, the Musée du Bagage has been presenting one... a unique piece from 1868.

Well, we just found a second one!!

To the amateurs interested, we will put on sale a trunk-bed in 2012…
There will be one and only one…



The museum has two of them (one is for sale); the harp trunks are the largest trunks available on the market.

For example, when converted into a closet, they enable to store more than 3’000 CDs / DVDs.

This one will be auctioned during a sale of musical instruments.



Here are the photos of a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, taken out of his attic by one of our customers.

The trunk is whitish, dirty. The brass hardware is oxidized.

The main challenge, in that case, is to treat that special canvas, used by Vuitton in the end of the 19th century.

The monogram is drawn by the weave of the canvas.
Cleaning can begin

"Trunk-makers speak to trunk-makers"

- the clasp is not handsome
- the lozine is clearing off
- the lock is not safe
- the binding is not proud
- the wardrobe challenges me
- the drawers have the blues

Trunk-maker JCB depressed for 14 seconds

Christian Hahn's program GsunTheim will be broadcasted on Sunday, March 18 at 11:25.

To organize a joyful mess, there is nothing like a television crew coming to shoot a program with comedians in the Musée du Bagage.

1 director, 1 script-girl, 1 makeup artist, 3 grips, 2 cameramen, 1 sound engineer, 1 assistant director, actors, 2 presenters,
Add cables, wires, spotlights, crates…

Shake it all… and there it is… It is a joyful mess for 2 days.





It's not every day that we find such a lot of trunks…

Photo before restoration


There are some hazy mornings when, on opening our email box, we believe we are not sufficiently awake to believe what we see…

Thus, one morning, we received the below photos.



I examined them well and I thought that, for "parts", in a cannibalizing process, it could be useful.

The diagnosis is simple:

- The lid of that wardrobe trunk has vanished (canvas and wood)
- One of the bottom slats is totally "rotten"
- Lozine is destroyed

The trunk has all its pieces.

But when we brought back that trunk to the workshop, we said to ourselves that the challenge of restoring it would be really interesting, to test ourselves.

They are the restoration steps of that trunk that I propose to describe.

Few workshops agree to show their "methods"… On the contrary I think that the description of the work will enable many amateurs to think it over before embarking on this type of works. But that will also encourage you not to discard partially destroyed parts.

Customer Photos:





Here is a beautiful Louis Vuitton women hat trunk.

It is a monogrammed version, with lozine bindings, leather handles, and brass hardware.

Our client bought it abroad on a public auction.

She brought it to us for restoration.

I propose here to see the result, after:
- cleaning the brass hardware
- cleaning the canvas
- mending the scratches

We are often asked for more tips about restoring... and the first tip that we reveal to you, for that Vuitton restoration, is that we have used NO product to clean the brass hardware. Everything is handmade. Ban "Miror" and other miracle pastes.

Once the restoration is finished, we will use however on the metal parts, a special wax, based on petroleum, to ensure preservation, limit contact with air and thus avoid oxidation.

We still have work, but the trunk already looks better… does not it?

The rest when the trunk will be totally restored.


It is an uncommon occurrence given that it is the first time that Goyard communicates via video.

Discover Video on Goyard


Restoration for a customer

Rare Louis Vuitton trunk coated with zinc, brass bindings (trunk used in the exploration of tropical countries).

Brass lock with original key

Alsace is 1’851’443 inhabitants for 8’280 km².

Did you know that Alsace:

- is ranked third in France for its dynamism in terms of innovation;
- was propelled into the top 10 "must-see regions" in 2010 by the Lonely Planet guide;
- is the fourth most visited region in France;
- is the second French region for the reception of foreign tourists
- has the first university in France in terms of students number;
- is ranked second in France in attractiveness in terms of foreign students number;
- is the second French region in terms of attractiveness for foreign researchers;
- is one of the youngest regions in France
- has the largest streetcar network in France, the first connected streetcar / train, as well as
- thousands of km of bikeways, one of the largest networks in Europe;
- is connected to two TGV lines (high speed rail) : TGV East Europe and TGV Rhin Rhône;
- is the true geographical heart of Europe ...

In Oklahoma City, a trunk, that had been sealed for 100 years, has been opened and has revealed some incredibly preserved treasures. It is the whole outfit of the time that was discovered: magazines, suits, shoes, everyday objects…
A real time travel

Want to keep updated on the Musée du baggage news?



Century Chest time capsule

Hasp plate marked Au Bon Marché
Aristide Boucicaut (1810-1877)


The store Au Bon Marché was founded in 1838 by the brothers Paul and Justin Videau in the form of a large notions store (twelve employees and four departments) selling sheets as well as mattresses or umbrellas. In 1852, the two brothers form a partnership with Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut who launch into the revamp of the store, developing then the concept of department store.


The Museum of the Great War chose La Malle en coin to provide decoration baggage.
Temporary exhibition dedicated to the painter Josso.




Villeroy & Boch set, Christofle cutlery… So chic!

Nowadays the sleeping beauties are only seldom used for traveling.

The  Louis Vuitton beautiful trunks are rather used for décoration .

Hereunder is a list of ideas that we have found or created with customers:

Pile of suitcases  80, 70 , 60  and 50  cm   in the entry

By forming a kind of perfect totem, it evokes the departure in the Orient-Express. :-)

- 100cm Steamer trunk  or 100cm cabin trunk used as a coffee table in a nice lounge

- Steamer trunk at the bed end to store the blankets for winter

But some customers have other ideas, like these Wardrobe trunks 

used in a bathroom to store/display bathrobes, towels, soap and other bathroom accessories.

Many are those who use small trunks as laundry basket, lingerie trunk or chest for secrets…

Trunks can also be found as valets in bedrooms or as extra seats.

Some use them as stand to put a nice lamp in a corridor, or as bedside table.

Sometimes we create a custom-made plinth to display them, or else, like at that man from Luxembourg’s home, we make a glass cube that totally protects the trunk.
Thus displayed in a case, it becomes a kind of objet d’art within everyone’s sight but out of reach for hands.



Several years ago, someone from a major luxury brand, looking at the photos of a restoration work, had said to me:
“It’s super, but, as I have no photos showing the previous condition, I cannot make out enough the work that has been done”.

That had given me an idea that we have just carried out.


The canvas of the trunk is the original. It has only been fixed and some little parts have been replaced.

All the parts of the trunk are original. Only restoration has been done (lock excepted, see below).

The stables strips have been painted only to delimit the two areas.

The missing lock has been replaced by a cast brass one that we have made according to the sand casting process
Then it has been treated, polished, assembled piece by piece and riveted again as it was originally.

It is functional without mechanism. Of course it bears no logo, as it is not original.

Reminder: Should we allow ourselves to affix a LV logo, we would be making counterfeit.

Obviously enough that item is not for sale, but only meant to show our ability for refurbishing.

It will be exhibited under glass in the Musée du Bagage.



Loïc, aged 16, came to work in our workshops last summer.
A true experience for him and for us!
The bellow photo is very informative…
Loïc, aged 16, finishes cleaning a Nuremberg trunk from the 17th century i.e. aged more than 350!
Generations follow one another and that type of timeless object remains…




On sale in our online spare parts shop    ICI



We found that trunk in Berlin…

Under its layer of dust, nobody had noticed the monogram on both sides; we ourselves thought we had bought a mere large-sized leather steamer trunk. That was already a very good thing.

When the trunk was delivered by the trucker, while unpacking we had glimpsed the logo.

After restoring, we did some research to try to know who the previous owner was.

It was the Grand Duke Kirill of Russia.

To sum up:
Cyrille Vladimirovitch of Russia (in Russian : Кирилл Владимирович Романов, born 12 October 1876 in Tsarskoïe Selo, died 12 October 1938 in Neuilly-sur-Seine

Was Grand Duke of Russia

Member of the house of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov

Rear-Admiral in the Imperial Navy of Russia

Head of the Imperial Family of Russia from 1924 to 1938 (pretender to the throne)

You will find full “Wikipedia” information on that character here : ici 

Building a trunk is not impossible for those who have time, the needed spare parts and a minimum of manual dexterity.

In this post, we have listed all the elements necessary for the making of a trunk.

We advise you to buy poplar plywood.

You will be careful to assemble the whole of it with white glue and standard casing nails.

Once your box and lid created, the construction of your trunk can begin.

You will find below a list of all the elements necessary for your project.

All the presented items can be found in our spare part online shop


I found it necessary to write this post, following some recent events…

The first one is an email received from someone asking me to restore a trunk identical to the one above… The person describes the trunk as “antique”.

Yet it is a trunk found NEW in “consignment” shops for about 50 euros…

Therefore I did some research to find where it comes from, how much it costs…

That type of trunk can be found for $ 5… Yes indeed, you read right… $ 5, for an order of 100 pcs in China.

We bought one as a sample a few months ago.

The wood is in fact compressed sawdust which weighs 2 tons; leather is PVC, bindings are glued, etc. etc.



This trunk is sold in China $ 40 i.e. around 30 euros (1’000 pcs).
In a M… du Monde shop, it is offered at around 400 euros…

The trunk is described as leather-made (composition leather out of leather powder), as equipped with a lock (yes but it is one-piece with no mechanism), with nails (yes but the nails are only glued nailheads!!).



Trunk sold in China for $ 50 for an order of 100 pcs

Found here on a flea market offered by a junk dealer as being restored by him!!!


Then below, sets of different trunks, always sold by set of 3 pcs, for about $ 5 each for an order of 100 sets.
These trunks are presently offered on the flea markets in Switzerland for around CHF 150 per piece!

To cut a long story short, I beg you… Buy nothing if necessary… but do not buy that…





We can easily imagine what an adventure it could be!


Pupils arriving at their college…


Woman putting her things in a wardrobe trunk


Leather suitcases, cartridge box, leather expandable suitcase, leather scroll case, etc.



1930  Porter

Pouch for tennis rackets!


In 1932, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a “USA” trunk from the beginning of the century



The below map, drawn up by the English in 1626, shows a surprising globe!



In the USA, Mori’s leather shop offers a wide range (around 1940).
In the foreground and on the left: wardrobe trunks

On the shelves: suitcases, hat trunks…

In the shop window: small leather items


In this adventure movie, trunks are everywhere.
Movie: The Naked Prey, 1966




Vuitton at one of their retailers’ shop around 1900

We are often asked how we pack trunks for transport.

You will find vulcanized fiber on the bindings of trunks made by Vuitton (lozine), Goyard and Moynat; but also as main coating on the American wardrobe trunks and such called “cardboard suitcases” that are actually fiber suitcases.

When Mr. de Brazza was leaving for Congo to fulfil the mission during which he was to die, had he foreseen that he would have to collect over there and bring back serious documents? The fact remains that he had asked the well-known trunk-maker Mr. Louis Witton a “secretaire trunk”, fitted out specially to keep against any attack or indiscretion the documents that would be entrusted to him. The ingenious manufacturer had made a piece of furniture very practical and at the same time completely impregnable.

“Haguenau Rêve de voyage,
Luxury baggage from the 18th century to nowadays »
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of trunks and traveling!
From May 23rd till October 25th 2015
Hall du Grand Manège, Haguenau

Ocean liner second class cabin
- Tilting washbasin,

Tableau: The magasins du Louvre
- Moynat damier cabin trunk...

Mr. Sherman, a Louis Vuitton trunk American collector, entrusted the restoration of his trunk to us.
It is an unusual model of trunk, coated with brass.

It is always amusing to have BEFORE and AFTER pictures.
Such a restoration requires a good knowledge on leather and its components.

From an IKEA chest of drawers, create a decorative chest of drawers in the style of trunks…

The Collector’s Island magazine, edited by Vacheron Constantin, presents in a yearly issue the most beautiful art collections in the world.
Four pages of the No.4 are dedicated to us, we sincerely thank them.

We were invited by the Plazza Athénée for the “Dandy’s Nights”.
That was an enriching experience.

Our workshops are in the process of being restructured.

For you to better imagine our activities
La malle en coin is the website of the company REVE DE BAGAGES.

Link to a video that is part of our Youtube channel
A list of video reports by TF1, France 2, France 3, and France 5, but also CBS and NTV…


Come and discover all of the Louis Vuitton locks !

 Today La malle en coin introduce you an up-close view of a tumbler lock of Louis Vuitton.

La Malle En Coin is proud to annonce you the opening of our Youtube Channel !

This kind of lock has been on Trianon and striped trunks by Louis Vuitton

Here is a lucky find! An exceptional one!

It is the trunk that can be seen on the photo…

It belonged to the Olympic champion LUCIEN MICHARD, cycling Olympic champion in 1924, 4 times World champion (1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930).

I had never found a trunk WITH a photo of the same period!

MALLE AUTO LUCIEN MICHARD CHAMPION DU MONDE R2388 002R2388  Malle Peau  Lucien Michard  face


Come and discover the beautiful history of travel...

Le musée  du  bagage  sur  CBS News en janvier !

The museum   on CBS  news  in  January  !



Suivre les actualités  du musée  du  bagage ?


Nous avons la  joie  de vous annoncer  la naissance de la societé  Malles Trunks and  Travel.

Notre  organisation  détiendra  20%   de  cette  société.

Le principal  actionnaire  de la société  est  Danièle Masson-Vuitton, fille de  Henri-Louis Vuitton.

Cette  participation  permettra  de  bénéficier  de fonds  d'investissement  nécessaire  au développement, d'une part,

et  à des achats de malles, encore  plus  prestigieuses, d'autre part.



We have the joy to announce the birth of the trunks Trunks and Travel company.

Our Organization will hold 20% of the company.

The main shareholder of the company is Danièle Masson-Vuitton, daughter of Henri-Louis Vuitton.

This participation will allow to required development investment fund on the one hand and still most prestigious trunks purchases.



Reportage  beauté  rare  sur la RTBF

Découvrez  nos ateliers  ainsi que celui  de Fred  Pinel  .

Malle lit Louis Vuitton

Une video  qui  montre  le montage

Louis Vuitton se met au skateboard

Seulement vendue dans la boutique new-yorkaise de l'enseigne de luxe à 8 250 dollars (5 800 euros),

elle a attiré les grands collectionneurs plutôt que les mordus de glisse.

A l'occasion des 20 ans de présence de Louis Vuitton en Chine, l'un des deux exemplaires est d'ailleurs actuellement

mis à l'honneur au musée National de Chine aux côté d'une malle intégrant un dock iPod.

Intitulée Louis Vuitton Voyages, cette exposition est visible depuis le mois de juin, et se terminera à la fin du mois d'août.

Articles parus  récemment  dans la presse régionale et nationale

Pour lire  l'article, une fois  l'image  en grand  format, clic droit, afficher  l'image  puis Zoom.


Le  musée du bagage, invité à l'émission satyrique  "le Père Kaloteur", animé  par

Thierry Kalo et son équipe de chroniqueurs...

1h30  d'émission consacrée aux rires et aux bagages... 2  façons de voyager.

What could be more authentic than having the right trunk for your old vehicle?

Concave or convex shape ... at the back, on the roof or on the fenders, automobile trunks accompany travel and passions.

Picnic trunk for 4CV (visible at the Luggage Museum), suitcase trunk, outside trunk or for trunk.

English convertibles are also the ideal vehicles for a nice luggage on a chrome veronica.

If necessary, we look for you, we find you or we custom manufacture all these types of trunks ...




26 Lincoln_Model L Dietrich + malle
1929 Bugatti Type46



Phaeton et malle à chassis


A  voir  sur le site  reve de bagages,  section  "Commandes spéciales"

Cette  réalisation de 4 malles dressing,  pour le compte  d'une famille.

Chaque  malle  mesure  :

hauteur de  2m, largeur de 1m, profondeur de  1.30 m


L'inauguration du musée du  bagage  a  eu lieu  de 18 et  19  juin.

Nous avons ainsi  reçu  900  visiteurs  durant ce WE.

Un  véritable  raz  de marée  pour notre  modeste  organisation !

22  bénévoles,  6  guides,  5  langues  représentées, 7 pays  présents  (France, Italie, Suisse, Allemagne, Hollande, USA, Espagne)

6  marques de  malletiers  représentées.

Les visiteurs,  le Maire de haguenau  Claude Sturni,  Nathalie Roos  (Région), ainsi  que la marraine de  l'inauguration  Mme  Danièle  Masson-Vuitton  ont tous signé  la malle  ci-dessous.

Proposée à 13h  aux enchères,  avec un prix de départ  de  100euros,  elle s'est vendue  5000 euros.

2500Euros  sont versés  au profit  de Alsace  contre le cancer, le reste  est au profit  du  musée.

Un moment magique... Une malle  superbe... Des souvenirs  plein les malles.











Il n'y a rien  à dire  ... Lous Vuitton  (ici, en Chine) a des scénographes capables de sacrées performances.



Ca y est... Nous sommes prêts.. dans les starting-blocks.

Après plusieurs mois de travaux,  des soucis  techniques, administratifs et financiers, tout est résolu, paré et prêt.

Le musée ouvre ses portes le 18 Juin, www.museedubagage.com.

Nous serons 25 personnes toutes bénévoles pour vous accueillir,

Anglais, Allemand, Japonais, Italien, Espagnol, nous aurons des traducteurs, pour toutes ces langues.

A  14h, lors de l'ouverture au public, sera mise en vente une malle UNIQUE.

Cette  malle, re-entoilée en toile blanche, sera signée par tous les VIP  invités et sera mise en vente au profit

pour moitié pour une association caritative et l'autre moitié pour le musée.


Et  voila !

La malle en coin  déménage  dans les nouveaux  locaux du  Musée du Bagage.

En voici la devanture... venez  visiter.



Par email, on me demande parfois nos "secrets"...

Eh  bien  le voila, revelé  pour réussir,  il faut :

une équipe  multi - facette de bénévoles  prêts à porter  secours à vos  bagages les plus endommagés.

Si, avec Marie, nous avons mis  au point certaines procédures de restauration et retrouvé les gestes d'antan, rien ne vaut une équipe performante.

Avec, de gauche à droite et de haut en bas,



Locaux  du musée

Première étape, déplacer  et classer les malles  non restaurées.





Au sein des locaux du musée des bagages  se  trouvera  un atelier

d'ébénisterie  complet (en cours de montage)

(Fabrication et  restauration des fûts de malles)

Pour les amateurs :

- Dégauchisseuse  - raboteuse

- Défonceuse  sous table

- Scie à format

- Aspirateur  de  sciure

- Scie  à  chantourner

- Tour à bois

Comptoir des malles et bagages...
Il y a qq années ,  notre confrère, Monsieur Philippe Anatole,  disparaissait.
Installé  à Meug sur Loire, il restaurait  passionnément  les malles de ses clients.
Nous ne l'avons pas connu, mais ses compétences étaient reconnues.
Sa compagne, que nous avons  rencontré  lors de la vente  du fond  de son atelier,  était admirative du travail  qu'il  réalisai
Quand  j'ai vu que  le nom  "Comptoir des malles et bagages" disparaissait  du  web,  je me suis dit  qu'un clin  d'oeil   à notre prédecesseur était possible.
Les ouvriers malletiers  signaient souvent, dans le fût, leurs pièces d'un monogram  rapide au crayon.
Je  suis certain  que Philippe  Anatole  devait  poursuivre la tradition, nous le faisons aussi.
Je gage  que,  dans 100  ans... nos successeurs seront  emus de savoir  que  nous avons  restauré,  pour que d'autres  puissent  le refaire  encore  et encore.

Et  voici et  voila  ..

Après  10  ans  de  patience,  nos  nouveaux  locaux  sont  acquis.

Nous déménagerons  courant  de l'année  2011,  dans des locaux de 400m2  de plain  pied.

60 m2  seront  réservés à  la partie gainage,

45 m2  à la  partie ébénisterie et sera  cloisonnée,

190 m2 à la zone exposition  et musée  qui seront cloisonnés  et  sécurisés.

A  l'intérieur, 2  containers  maritimes  serviront  de  coffre-fort  et  d'expo  aux  pièces les plus  rares.

Le reste  des locaux servira de stockage et d'atelier de restauration.


Des dimensions de culturiste :  84  cm  x  136  cm  x  58 cm

Une malle géante  avec un potentiel  d'aménagement  absolument  unique..

Mais que  mettre à l'intérieur ?

Je vous invite  à  nous proposer  vos meilleures idées  ..


Un livre vient de sortir aux Éditions de la Martinière .

Ce livre vient en complement de l'exposition qui se tiendra

du 13 Octobre 2010 au 27 Fevrier 2011 au musee

Carnavalet a Paris .

Prix du livre : 100 euros en librairie .

Vous y découvrirez 100 malles de legende ..

La Video :







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