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Visits to the private museum-collection


Visits of the museum-collection, and the restoration workshop, are only possible by appointment.


>> Since 2018 a portion of the museum collection is on display in the dedicated expo-room at Durbuy  >   contact


Further below a few study-summaries (text and photos) of some trunks of the 19th century, that are part of the Belmal collection of antique luggage. A new online mode of  presentation is in the works. The number of summaries currently available is therefore limited. Photos of some of the Belmal collection trunks can also be seen on Pinterest 


Excerpts of the Virtual Visit of Section III : 19th century, Europe


Belgium (SC = Official Supplier to HM the King or HM the Queen, per 19th century.) [1]


1.   Trunk brand Janssens, Vanderkelen, of 1858 - SCK appointed 1848 (offline)  

2.   Trunks br. Denonne, of 1880 to 1890. - SCK appointed 1868  (offline, rest in progr. 2017)

3.   Trunks br. Delvaux, of 1870 to 1888 - SCQ appointed 1883  (offline, ret. 2017)

4.   Trunks br. Michel 19th, and succ. Piret, SC appointed 20th c. (offline, ret. 2017)  

5.   Trunk br. Laust, around 1890 (offline, rest. in progress, ret. 2017)


Other European countries


1.   Strong case br. Griffith, of 1835 - appt. HM King William IV (offline, ln. Univ. Cambridge)  

2.   Trunks br. Moritz Maedler of 1890 to 1895  (offline, ret. 2017) 

3.   Trunks br. Louis Vuitton of 1875 (excerpt), and 1889 (offline)

4.   Trunk br. Goyard Ainé of 1895    (offline, ret. 2017)

5.   Trunk br. Moynat of 1879   (offline, ret. 2017)


           Excerpts (...) Sections III et IV : 19th and 20th century, USA


1.   Trunk br. Folding Trunk of 1890  (excerpt)  

2.   Trunk br. Hartmann, with Hawl. patent, around 1900  (offline, rest. 2017)

3.   Trunks br. William Bal around 1920, and 1935 (offline)

4.   Trunk br. Taylor, around 1910  (offline)  

5.   Trunk br. Barnum, around 1915  (offline)  


[1] Official Supplier to HM the King or HM the Queen, in 20th century Belgian Warrant Holder, in French: Fournisseur breveté de la Cour de Belgique. Equivalent to the British "By Appointment to HM --"  


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