Carpet Bags were unique in many ways and not just because of their name. The history of genuine carpet bags goes well into the 1800's. Many were used extensively and were very large. Some were very well designed. This stunning example is one that was made by one of the premier handbag designers: Magid Handbags. Anna I. Magid, an immigrant from Poland/Russia founded her company in 1916 in New York City and over time, built her business to become a maker of some of the finest handbags to be found. Original Magid handbags are treasured today.
This Figural Floral Tapestry Swag from Italy is a sterling beauty is one of the rarest of any of the Magid "Carpet" Bags. Made of Black fabric adorned with thick, velvet soft floral arrangements in a splash of colors but it is the frame that sets this Magid apart from any other. This figural frame is gold-plated and has solid weight was handmade in Italy. The frame was carefully handcrafted and gleams like a golden mirror. Magid's interpretation of the Carpet Bag is unlike any other and very few of these were made. From the private collection, this Magid is in pristine condition.
When you first hold this treasure in your hands, the pillow-softness soothes the touch then, the beauty of the frame. There are several figures depicted and the frame has no wear, no dullness whatsoever. Open the opposing snaps to see the flawless Black, shimmering lining. It is spotless clean and odor-free. There is a single slip pocket with the Magid on the original tag.
Outside, the floral arrangements are over the rich, Black fabric for a nice contrast. The body of the bag is attached to the frame by an extra thick, rolled, thread, painstakingly woven into eight holes. All of the threads are intact and strong. The strap is intact as well with no darkening or wear.
Seldom do you ever see one of these and even more so in such splendid condition as this one. It is an Evening Bag of pure elegance and it is a true collectible with a history. Perfect for formal events and it can carry with ease the largest smartphone and a wallet. The compliments will never end.
The dimensions are7"L x 9"H x 2"D strap 10" drop and the handle affords a 6” drop.
As always, this fine Magid 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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One of the finest Magid handbags to be found anywhere..
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