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“Cabinet of Wonders: The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection” by Louis Vuitton

A cabinet of wonders: Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s collection is an exposition in the eclectic and bizarre

Jul 03, 2017 | By Ilyda Chua

Image courtesy Louis Vuitton

Comprising over a thousand objects from far and wide, the personal collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of the House, will soon be made available to the public with the release of the new book by Louis Vuitton, ‘Cabinet of Wonders: The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection’.

Over the years of his travels, Gaston-Louis Vuitton — the ‘unrepentant collector’ — amassed hundreds of curiosities in his collection, including vintage trunks, antique travel articles and other typographical rarities. From rare antiques to exotic eccentricities, this collection of paraphernalia is a mélange of the strange and the wonderful.

Image courtesy Louis Vuitton

Featuring an assortment of items related to travel, invention, craftsmanship and bibliophilia, this fascinating assemblage offers an unprecedented insight into four key aspects in Gaston-Louis’s life as a traveller, an inventor, a craftsman and an erudite.

A testament to his extraordinary curiosity and imagination, Gaston-Louis’s cabinet of wonders is a must-have for anyone inspired by bizarre and eclectic curiosities, the quest for exceptional objects and the decorative arts.

Image courtesy Louis Vuitton

‘Cabinet of Wonders: The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection’ will be available from July 1 in Louis Vuitton stores, and in bookstores worldwide from September 21.

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