LOUIS VUITTON SHOE TRUNK
Looking for Mabel
When I was a little girl, I used Mabel Normand’s “shoe trunk” for my Barbies, the Louis Vuitton trunk was just the right size, 35 ½ x 19 x 15. It was sold in 2010 at the Profiles In History with a pair of black shoes with silver shoetrees and shoe horn. There were a lot of Mabel Normand memorabilia around when I was growing up so the shoes were probably Mabel’s but the trunk had just dolls in it when I used it.” It was sold by Lee Westerlund to a collector after Julia Benson’s death as Julia never sold items that had been Mabel Normand’s, she donated material and gave items away.
Mabel Normand’s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. This beautiful vintage early 1920s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk belonged to Mabel Normand. Constructed of poplar and covered in Louis Vuitton’s trademark dark brown leather with gold “