1930s Vintage Deco Velvet Evening Purse • Celluloid Tortoiseshell Frame • Flapper Bag
Gorgeous delicate black silk velvet Art Deco 1920s Flapper purse with a really lovely decorative cutwork faux torty celluloid frame and chain link handle. The fabric lining it is wonderfully vibrant patterned hot pink, blue and black silk crepe.
- It is very lightweight and just so tactile.
- Curved celluloid frame with a central button closure, creamy celluloid and tortoiseshell lucite with a filigree cutaway design.
- Celluloid chain handle.
- Black silky velvet outer with deco patterned crepe lining.
- The clasp is a raised celluloid button closing the two halves of the frame together.
The frame measures: 6" x 3" inluding raised clasp
The fabric body measures: 9" x 5.5"
Pictured with a bangle for scale - bangle not included
The bag is mostly in excellent condition the only thing to mention is that a little flap that attached to the hinge frame on the inside has been repaired, see detail images.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they’re usually smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing.
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