Posted 5 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!
I recently acquired this lovely leather collar box for my collection. As you can see, it's made entirely of leather and has many solid brass studs. This one has some nice tooling in the top and the original owner's initials "M.K." embossed into the leather.
I was told that this is from the 1870 period, but I'm still not truly convinced of that. The leather is still very supple and in extremely nice condition. The collar box measures 8" in diameter and 4" tall. No restoration needed on this one. Just a couple of applications of mink oil and a good buffing and that was it.
This one has some lettering one the inside, but I'm unable to make any of the letters out.
I have several collar boxes in my collection, but this is the first one of this style to join my collection.
Thanks for stopping in to have a look!!