Vintage Biltmore Hat Box

20 Jan

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This is by far the most interesting hat box that I have owned.  It is in a bit of rough shape with damage to the top and pretty dusty and dirty as well but it still displays beautifully.   Biltmore Hat Co. started out as The Fried Hat Company and was sold in 1920 to 3 men in Guelph who renamed the business the Biltmore Hat Co. after the famous Biltmore Hotel in New York.  They felt the name would evoke the style and elegance they wanted to associate with their hats.  It continues to be a thriving business today, although it went through many ups and downs financially.   I don’t know the date of this particular hat box but I think it would have been one of the earlier ones.

Note: This is now SOLD

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4 Responses to “Vintage Biltmore Hat Box”

  1. oldvogue January 20, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Beautiful! Love the illustration.

    • afacette January 21, 2013 at 5:47 am #

      Thanks, I like your blog too by the way. Delicious looking treats!

  2. Mary January 20, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    what a fabulous hat box, gorgeous!

    • afacette January 21, 2013 at 5:48 am #

      Thank you, I do think it is special. I visited your blog and really liked the vintage photos. Thanks for visiting mine.

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