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Goyard Trunk in Black Monogram Canvas, circa 1930, French Luggage

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Handsome Goyard trunk in black monogram canvas, circa 1930.

Monogrammed H.V.C.

31.5" wide x 23" deep x 25" high.

The piece is in overall good condition. The handles are detached but present. There is staining to the lining inside. There is some wear to the canvas (one small hole on the top, 1 cm diameter, and some cracking on the back where the lid opens). 

About the manufacturer: Goyard is a French trunk and leather goods maker. Established in 1853 in Paris, it is older than Louis Vuitton by one year, although Bally was founded even earlier in 1851. François Goyard (1828–1890) made boxes, packing and trunk making the family’s trade when he purchased Maison Morel, successor to Maison Martin. Edmond Goyard (1860–1937) expanded his business from 1885 to 1937. Robert Goyard (1893–1979) was the face of the brand during the booming post-war years. François Goyard played a significant role in further increasing the firm’s growth with his daughter Isabelle Goyard (1959-). Jean-Michel Signoles bought Goyard in 1998, and turned the privately owned company into an internationally renowned brand.

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