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 $1,150.00


​Miniature Wallpaper Hat

This extraordinary little hat is covered in early hand-stenciled wallpaper.  The colors are somewhat faded due to age.  But still very vibrant.  It was probably given out as a promotional gift when a customer would purchase a hat or hatbox.  It could also have been a salesman's sample.  It has some wear.  But overall it is in very fine condition with only minimal abrasions to the wallpaper.  The interior is lined with early newsprint and ads.  I could not find any dates.  However, one of the ads on the interior is for the "Best & Co Liliputian Bazaar".  The posh Liliputian Bazaar was located in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1879.  The little hat measures just 5 3/4" by 4 3/4" at the brim; 4 1/2" by 3 1/8" in the center; and just 2 1/2" tall.  
A wonderful and rare little piece of Folk Art!