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Lot 0279
Vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Trunk, early 20th c., lockplate engraved "050511", brass hardware, leather handles, void interior with remnant of original label, side with partially obscured stencil: "J.C..../ U.S.A.... York", remnants of travel labels, marked "4" in yellow paint on front, top, and left corner, h. 16 in., w. 45 in., d. 22 in. Provenance: Estate of Margaret "Peggy" Chew Welch (1927-1976), Syosset, Long Island; thence by descent. Note: Margaret "Peggy" Chew Welch, from whom the current lot descends, was a descendant of Robert R. Livingston, drafter of the Declaration of Independence, and the Earl of Sterling, the only Scottish peer to fight on the side of America during the Revolutionary War. Welch attended exclusive schools in the United States and in Switzerland, including Madeira, Vassar, the University of Lausanne, and, finally, Barnard College, from which she graduated in 1950. According to family history, the Louis Vuitton trunk offered here traveled to Egypt in 1923 for the opening of King Tut's tomb. Ref.: The New York Times, July 3, 2014; "Peggy Welch Succumbs to 6-month Coma," Oyster Bay Guardian," July 30, 1976; "Margaret Chew Welch, 49, Director of Health Center," The New York Times, July 30, 1976.

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Trunk

Auction ended on Sat, Sep 24, 2016
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Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
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