Arthur Conan Doyles Goyard Trunk

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DETAILS

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British doctor and writer famous the world over for his Sherlock Holmes series of stories, he began to write the detective fiction featuring Sherlock Holmes in 1891.

Conan Doyle travelled widely and he enjoyed frequent correspondence with various great minds of the time including Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Such was his influence and popularity, it is said that King Edward VII knighted Conan Doyle in 1902 in order to encourage him to keep writing new stories.

Designed by Conan Doyle with the Trunk maker Goyard, the trunk allowed him to work and write while travelling and abroad.

Only 7 Conan Doyle Travel Trunks were ever made, 1 resides in our collection; 2 are owned by Goyardthemselves; 1 is on display in a private museum in France and 2 are in private collections and the last one has long been lost. The interior of each trunk is configured differently, some feature a red interior, the others have a black or wooden interior like the first original desk trunk that was commissioned by Conan Doyle. This trunk was a complete mobile office, it could house all sorts of documents and accessories, commercial papers, samples, and even a typewriter necessary for a travelling writer. This trunk was the absolute companion for any globe trotting author.

BRAND

Goyard

DIMENSIONS (cm)

49 x 60 x 89

YEAR

1930’s

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