This is a Victorian Era ladies collar box covered in celluloid and lined in silk, circa 1900. Inside are four collars and an assortment of the studs which attached them to the blouse.
.Collar boxes were displayed on dresser tops or used for travel to keep collars and cuffs in order. The fashion of the day called for these items to be immaculately starched and ironed. Making them detachable made the process much more efficient.
.approximately 7 7/8 x 6 3/4" x 5 3/4" h
.Given its age and use, it is excellent condition. There are very small cracks, typical of antique celluloid, one damaged area on the back, a scuffed corner and a small burn mark in the top. The silk lining is intact and very nice as well. There are tiny stains, most prominent in the lower areas of the base and a small tear at the hinge.
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