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 usually are at least 2 sizes 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
All items will be sold 'As Is'. Most items are either; dry cleaned,steam cleaned, hand washed or put through the washer unless they arrive in good order or are too old and fragile or otherwise noted.
If they're likely to have attracted a moth then they go straight in the freezer for a few days to kill eggs, this is especially so with fur.
We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.
Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.
1. PRISTINE :
In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.
The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.
3. VERY GOOD :
Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.
4. GOOD :
Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.
5. WORN :
Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.
6. POOR :
Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.