Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Trunk of the Opera Singer

Old trunk of the opera singer Lise Landouzy Ornament cross of the biblical scenes

The history of some discovered items is revealed after research on the Internet, as this large travel trunk once belonged to a famous opera singer of the end of the Nineteenth Century: Lise LANDOUZY and was used for opera tours.

It is with these small details that one imagines beautiful stories, like the writing with a feather quill on the torn label on the top of the trunk, the small rusted key still hung with a string to the handle, and the marvelous work of this manufacturer of travel goods.

Arranging my recent finds in this pretty case immediately takes on a special meaning.

Label of the leather craftsman François Martin-Gout Decoration, old cages in a travel trunk

Original article "La malle de la cantatrice" translated by Annie of The Bunny Bungalow

14 commentaires:

Magdalena said...

What a story and history...very nice photos, I must say that I love your work.
Untill a next time...
magdalena

~~~Lydias Gröna Fingrar~~~ said...

Lucky you to find such a lovely trunk and to be able to find out who actually owned it more than a 100 years ago.
Hope you have such lovely weather as we do i Sweden this week,
kind regards
Lydia

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful find!

Luiza said...

First of all, i want to thank you for linking me as one of your readers. I´m very honered...
Who wouldn´t link to a beautiful blog , such as your´s is?
I really enjoy comming here. Your pictures and texts are something else...
It would be a dream comming true, to visit your Guest house, some day.
Have a nice week!
Best of regards/
Luiza

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the cross.
Lidy

Tom and Cindy said...

As always a beautiful post. I have not been able to read your blog for a while (Dad with Cancer). Really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing
Cindy

Tammy said...

Everything is lovely, and arranged so beautfully!

Anonymous said...

Hello Laeriss,

your blog is very special! I love to look at all your beautiful pictures, everything is arranged in similar colours, just perfect.

Best regards Madeleine

muralimanohar said...

What an amazing story...I know what you mean, knowing those kinds of details just makes them that much more special. :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a wonderful treasure. if only it could talk or sing... can you imagine what a person might hear? It certainly does make it all that more special to know the story behind such a wonderful treasure.. Hope things are going well your way.... hugs ~lynne~

Chrissy said...

WOW!! What a treasure that is, and how well you do it justice,lovely post! Chrissy

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

How wonderful to find the history behind such treasures. On closer inspection I noticed the label said Nice....where I was born a scant 49 yrs ago.
Carole

texasdaisey said...

What a treasure and you are so blessed to know it's wonderful history too.
Debbie

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

A treasure trove of lovely items. Love the old rugged cross!

 

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