In the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, hats as fashion accessories were at the height of their popularity and wealthy people owned several ones. When not in use, they were stored in round boxes. During their trips, travellers would bring their hats intended for more formal events in carrying boxes with handles. This cardboard-leather box has a lock, which testifies to the preciousness of its contents. Unknown donor.
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