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Antiques: Hatboxes

Antiques: Hatboxes
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I’m going to keep my eye out for a Hannah Davis bandbox–a peace offering to my sister, perhaps. Wild with decoration, yet simple in form and function, they strike the halfway point between my world and hers: They’re pretty neat.

Catherine Riedel represents Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers of Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts. 617-350-5400, 508-970-3000;

Vermont’s Shelburne Museum (open mid-May to mid-October) and the Melville Academy Museum (open Saturday and Sunday afternoons in July and August) in Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire, boast fine collections of Hannah Davis bandboxes. For more information, visit: and

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