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How much is a humpback trunk worth?
The average canvas-covered, flat-topped trunk in ‘as-found’ condition (most of the canvas is there, handles are broken, tray inside, smells like mothballs, has someone’s name on the ends, some rust here and there) is worth about $100 to $200 un-refinished.
How old are humpback trunks?
These trunks started appearing around 1880, and went well into the 1890s or early 1900s. The finish looks like crystals in the metal, and these were colored with lacquer.
Are old steamer trunks worth anything?
These are the two most important factors in determining the value of your antique steamer trunk. Louis Vuitton trunks will sell for between $3000 and $20,000 while an unmarked steamer trunk will only sell for between $75 and $100. Martin Maier and Goyard steamer trunks may sell for between $500 and $3000.
How do I know if I have an antique trunk?
1) To be considered antique, trunks must be at least 100 years and cannot have been restored. This greatly affects their value and should definitely be taken into consideration when you’re looking to start or expand your collection.
How do you clean a vintage steamer trunk?
Mix up a 1/2 cup of Murphy’s Oil Soap in a bucket of warm water. Dip a sponge in the solution and wring it out until it’s damp, not sloppy wet. Wipe the inside of the old steamer trunk out until it’s clean. Rinse and wring the sponge out as needed.
How can you tell a real Louis Vuitton trunk?
Matching the lock number with the sales number that is listed on its label to an official Louis Vuitton registry would provide you with the correct identity of the owner. The owner of the trunk is also identified by a monogram, typically placed on the exterior of the trunk.
Does Louis Vuitton still make trunks?
The only limit is that the team caps its output at 350 special orders per year. “The trunks are no longer the very essence of our business, but they are a symbol,” says Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke.