Edwardian Leather Hat Box in Excellent Condition


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £220.00
  • €250 Euro
  • $244 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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In the 19th century and early 20th century travel was by carriage, train or sea. Particularly in the 19th century, people's clothing was quite bulky, especially for ladies as they would wear several layers of elaborate clothing and so suitcases and trunks needed to be quiet large. The majority of these cases would be leather, and the more expensive the case the heavier it would be. Large trunks were made from metal and wood, often covered in canvas with wooden struts to protect them. Up until the second quarter of the 20 th century, all people of society were expected to wear hats so hat boxes were needed for their transportation. To leave home for any length of time required an extensive array of luggage, and often staff to carry it.

An Edwardian leather hat box with original velvet lining. This would have most likely have been used by a gentleman for carrying a top hat.


First quarter 20th Century

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Salianne Collier

Salianne is the long-suffering partner of Andrew, who together (with the greatly needed organisational assistance of Amy) run Collier Antiques Ltd. Collier Antiques primarily deal directly with the trade, but open their doors to the public at Battersea Decorative Fair in London three times a year where they boast the most frequented stand at the fair.

Salianne spent her childhood being pushed around antique shops by her mother and this exposure to antiques obviously registered somewhere deep in her subconscious but waited for a couple of decades before coming to the fore. Technically Salianne comes at the trade from a background in the Arts. She qualified from art school, before working as a textile designer to numerous highly established companies such as Liberties, Sanderstons and Heals. Over thirty years ago she left the world of art and textile design to pursue her passion and establish a career in the antiques trade.  Salianne is mum to two dogs, several chickens, occasional goats and the odd human.  

Andrew Collier

Andrew is ‘the ideas man’ - well, at least he has ‘an idea’ everyday generally around breakfast time. Not all of these are met with approval, but they do all come from an incredibly knowledgeable background. Andrew started in the trade as a jewellery maker, he also studied gemology and was a manager at the renowned Walker and Hall.

A life-long history buff, it was only right that Andrew should end up in the Antiques trade. As a jewellery maker, he naturally started dealing with antique jewellery, before expanding into an incredibly successful variety of antiques and interior decoration. 

Amy Fishwick

Amy facilitates Salianne and Andrew’s (antique) habits… Like Salianne, Amy has also approached the antiques trade from an Arts background with a BA Honours in Photography from Lincoln University. For reasons best known only to Amy she has chosen to complete an informal apprenticeship with the Colliers and has flourished under these dubious circumstances honing her knowledge in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Almost every antiques dealer wants ‘an Amy’ in their lives, but mercifully one of her many wonderful traits is her loyalty and so she has joined the Collier’s into their venture with Rufus.

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