Rare antique Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk will headline Converse Auctions' April 23rd sale

Over 600 lots will come up for bid in the online-only auction, to include Chinese jade jewelry, sterling silver, gorgeous china and crystal sets, lots of Depression glass, mid-century ceramics, glass and aluminum, fine art and African artifacts.
By: Converse Auctions
Rare Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk, c. 1875
Rare Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk, c. 1875
MALVERN, Pa. - April 12, 2022 - PRLog -- Converse Auctions will greet the new season and warming temperatures with a huge Spring Spectacular Sale on Saturday, April 23rd, starting promptly at 12 o'clock noon Eastern time. Bidders can travel the world from the comfort of their armchairs to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas in this online-only auction that's loaded with over 600 premier lots.

The catalog is both diverse and tantalizing. Offered will be Chinese items (including an antique rose medallion punch bowl and jade jewelry); a rare Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk; sterling silver (including a Reed & Barton flatware set and candelabras); an antique German pewter wedding plate; and gorgeous china and crystal (including Lenox, Wedgwood, signed Orrefors and Waterford).

Also up for bid will be lots of Depression glass; mid-century ceramics, glass and aluminum (to include Homer Laughlin Harlequin and Fiesta); fine art (including Rembrandt etchings, an Art Deco portrait, a Van Hoople work, a portrait miniature and an Antonio DeVity painting); African artifacts; furniture (to include Japanese Obi chairs); books and other items.

While the event is Internet-only, online bidding is available at LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and ConverseAuctions.com. Live previews will be available by appointment in Converse Auctions' gallery at 1 Spring Street in Paoli, Pa. For an appointment, call 610-722-9004 or email info@converseauctions.com, or use online scheduler at www.converseauctions.com.

With a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$8,000, the antique Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk, made circa 1875, is an expected top lot of the auction. The trunk boasts an interior quilted lid and shelf, and all hardware is included (buckles, latches, casters and tacks, marked with LV branding).

The large, 19th century Chinese rose medallion punch bowl is nicely painted with good detail and features alternating panels of flowers and birds with panels of human figures (est. $600-$800). Also sold will be a vintage crystal Isabella bowl by Orrefors, with a label on the rim and signed on the bottom. It's estimated to finish at $100-$200.

The 18th century Reed & Barton sterling silver service for eight comes with many serving pieces, for a total of 47 pieces. It's new in the wrapping from 1992, never been used, and includes a two-level silver chest (est. $2,000-$4,000). The antique German pewter wedding plate, engraved "Gluck Zum Ehe" (Happy Marriage), should bring $100-$200.

For more information, please visit www.ConverseAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Todd Converse
Location:Malvern - Pennsylvania - United States
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