What is the history of a Chicago Company named J V Meyering Trunk Co?

my uncle has this old travel trunk with a closet with original wooden hangars with the right side being dresser drawers stands approx.4.5 feet tall by 2 ft depth opens by latches and has a latch lock he says it was used by the rich to carry their clothing when travelling on ships such as the queen Mary hes not to sure what its worth . It has a metal plate on it that says"J.V. MEYERING TRUNK CO. CHICAGO-patented custom made.thats all the data i know,i would like to find out what its worth