This collar box is a rare form and in overall very good condition with all beadwork and fabric original. Both women and men in the late 19 th century wore starched collars, but more commonly men. They also used collar shaped cardboard stiffeners; the box could have been intended for that use also.

There is a lovely foliate design on the top and sides with blossoms, vines and leaves. It is beaded on black velvet and lined with coffee colored heavy polished cotton. The photographs were taken in natural light and with flash.

The structure of the box is heavy cardboard and must have come into contact with moisture at some time. One can see in the photo of the box interior the sides have warped a bit, but with the lid on this is not noticeable.

I believe the box was probably made in Canada, possibly at Grand River.

Measures: 7.5 inches in diameter by 3.50 inches high.

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