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Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart 19th C

Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Steamer Trunk / Coffee Table by Au Depart  19th C | Ref. no. 09808 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09808
Price: £1,950.00
This is a magnificent luxury antique French steamer trunk on stand / coffee table, circa 1880 in date. This stunning antique st...

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This is a magnificent luxury antique French steamer trunk on stand / coffee table, circa 1880 in date.

This stunning antique steamer trunk was made by the world-famous Parisian trunkmaker, Au Départ, founded in Paris in 1834. 

Made in sumptuous leather and beautifully brass bound, it is in absolutely superb condition for its age and a huge piece of statement. 

The inside of the trunk has the original Au Départ label "Malletier Depuis 1834".

It comes with its splendid stand, making it ideal to be used as an opulent coffee table. 

A superb luxury piece which will look stunning as a centrepiece in any home. 
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.




Dimensions in cm:

Height 34 x Width 112 x Depth 58 - Trunk

Height 49 x Width 115 x Depth 61 - Trunk on stand

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 3 feet, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches - Trunk

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 9 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches - Trunk on stand

Our reference: 09808

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Au Départ is a Parisian trunkmaker founded in Paris in 1834. Au Départ is considered as one of four greatest French trunk-makers alongside LV, Goyard and Moynat..

Au Départ was founded in 1834 upon the advent of railway travel. In 1847, a shop trading under Au Départ selling luggage and travel goods shop opened at 7 boulevard Denain in Paris, opposite the Gare du Nord, a railway station inaugurated the year before on 14 June 1846.
 
The shop Au Départ located Boulevard de Denain was acquired in 1871 by two brothers, Ernest (born in 1846) and Paul Bertin (born in 1854). Originally from the village of Daulaincourt in Haute-Marne, they had started by selling haberdashery on the Saint-Quentin market. They established the Maison Bertin Frères in 1871.
 
The boutique on Boulevard de Denain specialised in guns, ammunitions, travel, as well as hunting and fishing goods. Their travel section displayed many different types of trunks (namely postal trunks, rounded trunks, canteen trunks, wicker trunks, flat trunks, wooden trunks covered in a brown canvas, "anglaises" trunks made out of wicker and covered in leather, automobile trunks, etc.), leather suitcases, handbags and stocked vanity cases.
 
The Bertin Frères business flourished and a second shop, trading under Au Départ, was opened in Paris at 29, Avenue de l'Opéra in 1874. The boutique specialised in travel accessories and leather goods produced in the Belleville, Belleville workshops managed by the Bertin brothers. The brothers invented several related techniques which they were to patent, namely a new production technique for trunks and a new process to render hides and leather products completely waterproof.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 34 x Width 112 x Depth 58 - Trunk

Height 49 x Width 115 x Depth 61 - Trunk on stand

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 3 feet, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches - Trunk

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 9 inches x Depth 2 feet, 0 inches - Trunk on stand

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