Antiques Roadshow guest staggered by valuation for Louis Vuitton trunk bought for £12

The brown trunk was very worn out in places, but the famous LV print could still be seen all over the item.

Mark said: “In many ways for me trunks like this talk about the history of travel in some aspects as well so we might have had this sort of domed trunk of the 18th Century which was put on maybe a carriage or a coach. 

“One of Louis Vuitton’s great innovations was the flat top trunk which could be stacked in the new railway carriages. 

“Then came the aeroplane and these cases were heavy, and large, and kind of killed it.”