A Louis Vuitton Hatbox, circa 1930, in monogrammed canvas with the initials J.R. front and centre.
The condition of the hatbox is excellent with all original hardware and leather handle.
Louis Vuitton worried about his clients and their hats on both sides of the channel, wether they were in Paris or London. Taking hats on a trip presented a problem. It could be a nightmare! A 1914 catalog laid out the solution. Louis Vuitton drove home his point: “Madam, your hats are truly priceless jewels. Put them in a special trunk for protection during your travels. “Better than a safe? Yes, for even the simplest hat costs a mint.
Taken from “100 Legendary Trunks – page 169. Dandies & Fashionable Ladies.