Curved hat trunk
• Jewelery (lock, clasps, brackets, etc.) in brass
• Leather handle
• Beech slats
• Interior redone
Bending is a technique where the wood is put in an oven (heat and steam) to give it flexibility, in order to allow it to be placed against a rounded shape.
This is a technique also used for Thonet bistro chairs, for example.
The curved trunks come from Alsace, Germany and Eastern Europe.
At the time, you never went out without your hat. In addition, Madame changed between 3 to 6 times a day... To match the hat to the outfit, it was therefore necessary to take several hats on a trip.
The hat trunks protected the hats from travel accidents.protégeaient les chapeaux des accoucs du voyage.