Friday, March 4, 2016

Valentino Estate Items - #2

As I stated before; always rare and thus expensive, authentic Valentino estate items are near impossible to locate very often.  But sometimes you can be at the right place at the right time.


Here is a piece from my collection that I obtained at auction.  It is listed in the estate catalog (compiled by Valentino's trusted right hand man Luther H. Mahoney) as an antique 'iron coffer'. It's the size of a workers lunchbox of the same shape but made of iron and is very heavy.  The inside is lined with red velvet, which is very worn.


The photograph shows the iron coffer sitting in the foreground to the right on Rudolph Valentino's living room table at Falcon Lair




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