Mid-19th Century French Oval Pigskin Leather Top Hat Box from Paris
This exquisite, antique pigskin hat box was crafted in France, circa 1870. This leather high box features leather straps and handle embellished with decorative brass nail heads, and the inside is dressed with the original red velvet upholstery. The piece is in excellent condition and has a rich patinated brown leather finish. This hat box would make a unique addition to a travel, trunk or fashion accessory collection. A top hat (also called a high hat, a cylinder hat, or a topper), is a tall, flat-crowned hat for men traditionally associated with formal wear in Western dress codes, meaning white tie, morning dress, or frock coat. Traditionally made of black silk or sometimes grey, the top hat emerged in Western fashion by the end of 18th century. Although it declined by the time of the counterculture of the 1960s, it remains a formal fashion accessory. A collapsible variant of a top hat, developed in the 19th century, is known as an opera hat. Measures: 13.5″ W x 12.5″ D x 10.5″ H.
|Dimensions||13.5" W x 12.5" D x 10.5" H|