During the Victorian Era detachable collars and cuffs were a necessary part of well-dressed attire. Beautifully decorative containers or boxes kept the freshly startched collars and cuffs organized and clean. This fabulous Victorian Celluloid Collar box from the late 1880's is so decorative with pink and lavender purple floral background. Rarer to find than the traditional square boxes, this box is a "diamond" shape, on an angle. The beautiful lithograph portrait on the lid portrays an exceptionally beautiful young woman, wearing a lace trimmed white gown. On the front of the box, another stunning lady portrait with her hair in the French manner of Marie Antoinette. Both cameos are in a gilt French frame with bow top.
The French blue silk lining is in good condition and the metal clasp and hinges are original, secure and function well. The celluloid is in good conditon, there is a small seperation on the left front of box as shown but this is considered neglible in a celluloid box of this age. Display this with pride with your antique hats in your boudoir, or store special accessories for your antique dolls in this box for safekeeping.