Floral Arnold Constable cardboard hat box from New York.
Arnold Constable & Company was America’s oldest department store, technically founded in 1825. The store itself used 1827 as its founding date, no doubt due to its variable early history, and celebrated its centennial in 1927. Arnold Constable became known as one of New York’s finest stores, catering to the carriage trade. In 1857, it moved to the large 5-story “Marble House,” built for it on the block bounded by Canal, Howard, and Mercer Streets, which held the firm’s retail business on its first two floors, and the wholesale departments on those above.
Product Code: 9566/F162