We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an absolutely FABULOUS ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE PAIR OF MINIATURE DOBBS ADVERTISEMENT HAT BOXES!
Originally made as SALESMAN SAMPLE advertising give away pieces for New York department stores, they are also the PERFECT SIZE and ACCESSORY ITEM for display with antique or vintage dolls,and the unusual red and green HOLIDAY COLORS and would look amazing with your antique POUPEE or small BEBE!
The set consists of two lithograph paper covered miniature hat boxes; the larger one is OVAL SHAPED and measures 6" long by 4 3/4" wide across the top and is 3 1/2" tall, and the smaller one is HEXAGON SHAPED and measures 4" by 3 1/2" across the top and is 2 5/8" tall! The oval shaped one is a wonderful FRENCH GREEN in color with a wonderful COACH THEME in contrasting black and white colors, and has it's original rare black LEATHER STRAP across the top! The top of the box is marked "DOBBS, Fifth Avenue Hats, New York", and then with the name "DESMONDS" which most likely represents the name of the store where the hat box originally came from! The hexagon shaped one is a FESTIVE RED color with a similar coach design in black and yellow colors, and has "DOBBS", "Fifth Avenue Hats, New York" imprinted on it's lid. Inside the box reveals it's original miniature salesman sample MAN'S HAT made of flocked tan flexible plastic with black ribbon band, measuring 3 1/4" long by 2 3/8" wide and 1 1/2" tall, with an inside diameter of 2" across and a circumference of 6" around! The boxes are in completely ALL ORIGINAL condition with some minor age wear to the paper on them, and the larger green one has had it's lid top re-glued, but you will find the overall presentation of this wonderful pair UNIQUELY CHARMING!
Although originally intended as advertising give aways, we think these miniature hat boxes make the PERFECT ACCESSORIES for display with antique Fashion dolls or small Bebes,so we are showing them being modeled by our 16" antique French R.D. who thinks she is going on a trip to the Milliner's Shop---------doesn't YOUR favorite antique doll deserve a new CHAPEAU?
These FABULOUS ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE PAIR OF MINIATURE DOBBS ADVERTISEMENT HAT BOXES in UNIQUE HOLIDAY COLORS are being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration---------a CHARMING DISPLAY for your antique dolls!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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