A Gimbel Brothers portmanteau wardrobe steamer trunk

A stunning, early 20th century Gimbel Brothers* travelling Portmanteau wardrobe.

These make perfect storage or useable, stylish, compact occasional wardrobes.

A really handsome piece, and solidly made, complete with many original labels.

A wonderful example. 


All approximate

When stood- closed

Height 103cm

Width 54cm left to right

Depth 58cm front to back


*Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels) was an American department store corporation that operated for a century, from 1887 until 1987. Adam Gimbel opened his first store in Vincennes, Indiana in 1842. In 1887, the company moved its operations to the Gimbel Brothers Department Store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then became a chain when it opened a second, larger store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1894, moving its headquarters there. At the urging of future company president Bernard Gimbel, grandson of the founder, the company expanded to New York City in 1910.


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note that there is a lot of wear and tear commensurate with age and rough use, as photographed, both to the interior and the exterior. The labels show this case has really travelled some! It is absolutely useable as it is but could also be refurbished as desired. The trunk closes well and the top and bottom clasps hold it closed. The central lock has no key so must be kept open.


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