LA MALLE ( Trunk )
The Word dates from the 9th century, from top German, and means malha Malaha or bag. The trunk is the oldest and one of the few furniture furniture from the Middle Ages, at the time, he served as chair, table, trunk ....
The trunks exist since man trip. However, their production has accelerated during the development of rail transport in the 1870s, so you'll find more after this period trunks. There are 2 kinds of "forms" the "bins" Flattop, built by carpenters small ax: the huchiers the "chests" with domed lid The manufacturing have increased into the 30-40 years and it is after war that the trunk has more or less disappeared. The latest "trunk makers" that exist are:
- Vuitton, Goyard, Ephtee and the trunk Bernard
LA VALISE - SUITACSE
The word " valise" ( Suitcase in french ) is attested since the sixteenth century, but we do not know its origin with certainty. The term may be derived from the Italian valigia, which would refer to a bag or a word that would mean "protect" the bag protecting its contents.