A dark coloured malle fleur / flower trunk. Size : 28x14x11cm or 11×5,5×4,3inch.
The ‘Malle Fleurs’ model of a miniature trunk was usually offered as a gift to wives or companions of Vuitton clients. Some contained a zinc liner and plants, and could be returned to Vuitton to be fitted as cigarette or jewellery boxes. They are constructed of papier maché and are therefore largely un-restorable if damaged – the survival rate of examples in good condition is consequently very low, explaining their rarity and high value today.