This gorgeous, ultra-rare 1950’s vintage is a La Marquise Tapestry Needlepoint Framed Valise from Italy. Featuring a figural scene of aristocratic courtship surrounded by a floral background. There are castles beautifully depicted in the scene. Having 38 stitches per inch or about 1400 stitches per square inch, with identical scenes, the painstaking work involved in creating one of these is nothing less than astounding. It takes months to make one of these. This gorgeous valise is in excellent condition and from a private collection.
Made from Light Taupe-colored leather trim against soft White background, the colors truly stand out. Lift open the snap and you are pleasantly greeted with a flawless interior. Not one mark or stain anywhere. There is a solid brass, Falcon zippered security pocket and a gold lame slip pocket with both lined in brilliant Turquoise fabric that are spotless as well.
Outside the piping is intact and the leather covered frame works perfectly and closes firmly, as it should. The needlepoint is clean with only the slightest yellow just below the snap that can easily be removed. There is no loose stitches, tears, or threads and the bottom is flawless. The handles of this valise are also clean with no darkening or wear.
This Marquise is a large handbag that will catch the eye and it is spacious enough to carry your tablet computer, phablet smartphone, and all of your essentials with ease and look stunning in doing so. You will love this fine vintage.
The dimensions are 12”L x 9 ¾ “H x 3”D and the handles afford a five-inch drop.
As always, this fine La Marquise will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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