Trunk Maker and
Please note that all of the items below
are EXAMPLES. They are in NOT FOR
SALE. Reproductions are available from other sources. Please note that WE
DO NOT USE REPRODUCTION LABELS in our restorations.
If you have a true Victorian
trunk then chances are it does not have a manufacturer's label.
Some makers did put labels in their trunks during the 19th Century and a few
even in the 18th Century but labels did not abound until trunks were actually
manufactured in factories. By the end of the 1800s there were literally hundreds
of manufacturers around the world with the majority being centered in
America and Europe. The names ranged from Aigner in Nurberg, Germany to Winship
in Boston, USA.
The following photo shows a Jenny
Lind manufacturer's label from Philadelphia.
Louis Vuitton, Paris,
Find one of these labels with a
low serial number inside a trunk that's in good condition and you can nearly
name your own price!
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