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Very Cool! Graphic Gentleman's Top Hat Box
Eastern America, ca. 1825-1850. Wallpaper on pressboard, with hand-stitching. Given the vivid composition of black hat against chrome-yellow background, this box served as much as a trade sign as storage. Gentleman shoppers would be attracted to the box's bold impression. During this period the top hat, made mostly from silk. was a mainstay of life for the fashionable, respectable gentleman. Very good condition with scattered losses as shown. A rare, rather subtle feature is the tiny images of other forms of hats on the rim, suggesting advertisement for additional hats the gentleman could acquire. Lid about 14 inches x 12; 9 ½ tall. Provenance: Private Northeast collection..
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