It’s one of the luxury world’s most discreet leather goods maisons, adorning the likes of royalty (the Princess Andrée Aga Khan was fan) and Hollywood stars. With an unique logo bearing the entire name fitting neatly into the letter G, it’s recognized for its famous chevron pattern found on the bags. Founded in 1853 (it predates Louis Vuitton by one year) by 17-year-old apprentice François Goyard (it was previously known as the House of Martin, which later became later House of Morel), this maison comes from the elite line of trunkmakers, box-makers and luggage-makers in the golden age of ocean and train travel. François took the maison to new heights, and handed over the reins to his son Edmond in 1885. It remained with the Goyard family until Jean-Michel Signoles bought over the company in 1998, and established retail all over the world.Régence Mini-Trunk 2 by Goyard in gold – open
An homage to its trunk-making prowess, and showing a fascination connect with India, the Régence Mini-Trunk 2 by Goyard was conceived as a perfectly fitted jewel case for the legendary Indian Regent diamond, owned by the French kings and emperors (it was part of Louis XV’s crown, and last mounted on Empress Eugénie’s tiara) and now exhibited in one of their former residences, the world-famous Louvre.
Discovered in the Golconda region of India in 1698, this exceptional 140.5 carat jewel largely surpassed all the diamonds then known in the West both in beauty and in weight, and to this day, is considered to be the most beautiful diamond in the world because of its exceptional flawlessness and the quality of its cut.Régence Mini-Trunk 2 by Goyard in silver
This new version of the Régence Mini-Trunk comes with two small detachable cushions made of Vezelay lambskin, to hold, protect, and exalt your most precious treasures: rings, earrings, or cufflinks…
Bedside jewel box, travel case, or a refined gift to accompany the most beautiful diamond, the Régence Mini-Trunk 2 is perfectly adapted to customization, the initials of a soon-to-be-wed couple, for example, could be painted on its cover.Regence Mini-Trunk 2 by Goyard in green
In harmony with the preciousness of its content, each Régence Mini-Trunk 2 is an unique object entirely handmade by one craftsman whose initials are marked on the trunkmaker’s label placed on the lining of the lid, along with its fabrication date and serial number.Régence Mini-Trunk 2 by Goyard in navy blue
The Régence Mini-Trunk 2 is available in 12 colours: Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Navy Blue, Burgundy, White, Grey, Silver, and Gold.
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