|Men Top Hats and Top Hat Boxes|
Bowler Hat known in England as coke hat, billycock and bombin. In United States known as derby hat. Created in the United Kingdom in 1849 for British soldiers in the Victorian era became a popular hat for the working class. Later the bowler hat dress for bankers and working dress for officers of the Queen's Guard.
Bowler hat rounded crown made of hard felt.
In the 1900's there were two types of hatboxes to protect and preserve the top hat and bowler hat. One hat box type would have been shaped exactly like the top hat. Custom hatboxes tended to be leather, metal latched with monogram or personal insigna. The other would have been a large band box. The band box had to be large enough to comfortably fit and cover lid the top hat. Cardboard box were lined with period newspaper. Many exterior were covered with contemporary wallpaper. The vintage hatbox is an artistic craft valued today.
and Custom Vintage Men Hat Boxes
|American 19th Century Handmade Leather|
Metropolitan Museum of Art
|American Leather and Silk|
Women Vintage Hats and Hatbox
Vintage Hats Paris 1910s provided Monk3y
Cardboard Hatbox early 19th Century. Material cardboard covered in contemporary wallpaper. Information and photo provided Metropolitan Museum of Art
Early 19th Century Hatbox Material Cardboard and Wallpaper
The artistic craft of Hatbox making is a part of World History. In the 18th and 19th century having a custom hatbox was a symbol of status. Hatboxes were not only for hat storage but were used as luggage. Today hatboxes are used for hats , personal and home items storage. Well designed contemporary stackable hatbox are also well appointed home decor.
Exquisite Old World Antique Brown Traces of Black. Wood and Metal Vintage Design two Truck Set
Toscana Wood Metal Trunk (Set of 2) - $285.00
Decorative home accessories from One Kings Lane