Posted 5 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
As many of you already know, I also have a collection of antique top hats and cases. Today, we have my double top hat carrying case. It's made of leather and would have carried two top hats, of course. It's beautifully lined with red satin, as most of them were back then.
This one is from the late 1800's period. Back in the day, ladies and gentlemen traveled with their elaborate hats packed separately as hats were a very important part of their daily dress. This one still has the initials of the gentleman who originally owned this.
Though the leather has aged over the years, it's still very supple. And, considering it's age, this one is still in very nice condition. It's the only double top hat carrier that I have in my collection. There are triple top hat carrying cases out there and I plan to add one of those my collection in the coming years.
I'll be posting some more of my top hats and cases in the coming weeks.
Thanks for stopping and having a look!!