This charming collectible handbag is a stunning example from one of New York City’s fine handbag designers, Charles E. Block. Known for creations of very high quality and style, this genuine calfskin suede Envelope Box Bag is unlike any other. This beautiful handbag looks fabulous from every angle and from circa 1956, it looks nowhere near sixty-years old. It is from a private collection and it is pristine.
When you first hold this gem, the velvet soft suede soothes the touch. In the color of Camel, there is no shine or wear and what you see in the pictures is from moving it during the shoot. The suede is even and clean. Open the pin style snap to see a flawless Bronze Faille lining. Not one mark or stain and the name is still there. No odors of age. Truly remarkable to find any handbag of this era in such splendid condition.
What’s more, it is so well designed and spacious, it can hold the latest and largest phablet smartphones such as the Samsung Notes or the iPad Mini and your wallet with ease. A fine impression this Block will make.
Outside, the suede is clean and supple. It opens smoothly and closes as it should. There are side gussets to keep things inside when you open it for a nice, thoughtful touch. The gleaming chain is smooth with no kinks and no loss of color. It rests on four brass feet. Nice. This is a very rare handbag and it is a true collectible from a special collection by Block.
The dimensions are 8 ½ “L x 5”H x 2 ½ “D and the chain affords a 13” drop.
As always, this fine Block 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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