Story By: Ginger Mahotchina, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A Ukrainian pensioner has been keeping corn in a 140-year-old Louis Vuitton chest worth nearly 10,000 GBP in her storeroom.
The unnamed OAP from the city of Zmiiv in the north-eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv Oblast kept the valuable chest, made in 1880, in a storeroom in her home.
According to netizen Marina Malevskaya, the Louis Vuitton chest is original and all the locks and rivets have branded inscriptions some of which include the fashion company’s famous logo.
Other social media users suggested the chest may have come from Germany after WWII and was claimed as a trophy before finding its way to the Ukraine.
Reports said that Louis Vuitton chests like this are worth around 10,000 EUR (8,635 GBP) on the antique market.
According to a netizen’s comment, the rare chest has now been donated to the Museum of History in the nearby village of Artyukhovka.
Louis Vuitton founded the eponymous fashion company in Paris, France, in 1854.
The company’s famous ‘LV’ motif appears on most of its products, including luxury trunks, shoes, watches, jewellery and sunglasses.
The company is in operation in 50 countries and boasts more than 460 stores around the world.
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