Welcome to Palmer & Penn, a Sydney based business established in 2005 specialising in authentic rare, antique and vintage pieces from the houses of Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Prada. More recently the company has broadened it’s retail offering and now showcases world famous luxury brands including Baccarat, Lalique, Ralph Lauren Homewares and Furniture, Cire Trudon, Limoge and Aerin Lauder. Palmer & Penn is located on Transvaal Avenue in Double Bay, a street lined with heritage cottages with a mix of unique stores specialising in Interiors and Fashion.
150 years ago, beautiful luggage artfully designed and expertly crafted by famous trunk makers of a bygone era were an obligatory requirement for the wealthy upper classes whilst they undertook fantastic journeys to exotic locations and foreign destinations. "Getting there was not as important as how you got there".
The luggage also needed to exude an air suitably reflecting the privileged circumstances of the blue-blooded aristocracy who formed the travelling elite.
French trunk makers Louis Vuitton and Goyard both designed and crafted trunks of unparalleled quality and inimitable style. Expertly and painstakingly constructed by hand from metal, timber, leather and brass, these trunks were highly sought after and favoured by royal families and international high society alike.
In modern times these exquisite and eclectic pieces of luggage are best enjoyed as stunning decorator pieces in the home and office arena.
Steamer wardrobes and courier trunks are perfectly proportioned as beautiful coffee tables, cabin and hat trunks make ideal side tables or blanket boxes at the base of the bed.
Our aim at Palmer & Penn is to enhance the aged beauty of these exceptional trunks without tampering with their originality. Therefore, while the trunks are meticulously cleaned and the brass fixtures fastidiously polished to a lustrous glow, we refrain from adding new “spare parts”. This ensures the integrity of each trunk remains intact and its potential as a valuable investment item is unrestricted.
To experience first-hand the grace and character of these precious pieces from the past, please visit our showroom in Double Bay where a unique selection awaits you.
Palmer & Penn
16 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay NSW 2028