Truly, one of the most charming Puffy Beaded Evening Bags from Hilde Walborg is this lovely gem. Handmade in France, the size, style, craftsmanship clearly indicates it was painstakingly created in the mid to late-1930’s. Resplendent in the stunning Tambour embroidery in the Point de Beauvais stitch, it is topped with a dazzling display of fine Glass seed beads with golden thread intertwined with White and Pink beads on the frame.
These intricately designed gems were for the very few who could afford these treasures. Fast approaching ninety-years-old, this Walborg is from the private collection and is in excellent vintage condition.
Made with opaque White, Pink, Glass, and Pearlescent beads, the combined effect is stunning. The floral patterns stand out with brilliant soft colors of Pink, Light Blue, Lavender, Amethyst, Orange, and Light Green. The stamens have Bronze beads for a dash of color.
Lift the clasp to see the shimmering Crème Silk lining. No odors of age or old perfume, it is clean. There is a slip pocket where the original, and flawless coin purse resides. The carefully stitched tag, with the script and text in the Gold thread, is present and intact.
As a collector of many fine vintage handbags from the early twentieth century on from around the world, I do have considerable knowledge of them, but there is always one that stands out. This fine, collectible treasure is one of them.
When you first hold this heirloom, the quality and sheer weight of quality will immediately get your attention. The genuine Gold-plated frame is adorned with the aforementioned intertwined Golden metal microbeads in strings with a traveling outline of clear, glass beads for a twinkling contrast.
Looking at the Gold-plated clasp, it is an artistic mark itself. Carefully poured, sculpted in the shape of fine leaves, the beads are woven with fine, genuine Gold thread on the clasp. The underside of the frame shows the intricate work it took to make this fine bag. All of the wiring is in place. The fabric is impeccably clean.
Outside, the pleats on the bottom serve as the feet, a very creative touch. This is a beautiful bag from every angle. The snake chain is flawless and rests smoothly. There is no dullness on the frame, no fading to the Tambour embroidery, and the gold plating is full, as it should be. There are a couple of loose beads and they can easily be tightened if desired or replaced from an arts & crafts store.
Wearing this gem with gloves to any formal event and it will be the crowning touch. It has had the absolute best of care throughout its life and it shows. Continue that tradition and this sterling beauty will last many more generations.
The measurements are 9 “L (at the widest point) x 5” H and properly tissue stuffed, it is 3” D. The gilded chain affords the formal 4” drop.
As always, this fine Walborg Evening Bag 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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A vintage Walborg you will be proud to own.
Vintage Walborg Puffy Beaded Evening Bag From France