The Admiral Frame Company made frames for many companies from the nineteen-thirties, forties, and fifties. Unbeknownst to many, the Admiral Company also made very fine handbags and this extremely rare convertible is a beautiful example of that quality. From the private collection, it is in excellent condition.
This original 1950's flip-snap convertible looks as if time stood still. Made from a Gold Lame Pleather, it is difficult to tell that it is not covered cowhide leather. It is glove soft and feels of very high quality which, it is. The folds on the Admiral hinges are intact with no greening. The gleam of the gold lame is astounding.
Flip the beautifully sculpted brass snap which is shaped as a tiny helmet with three glittering rhinestones set in star settings and you will see the flawless Bronze Faille lining. The stones shine like headlights they are so bright and clean. On the ends of the frame at the hinges is where you see the mark of a genuine Admiral Company handbag.
As you look closely, you can see the quality in every aspect of this purse. There is no shrinkage and the ends of the pleather were finished perfectly. The design of the flip has a flat spring that would not cut into the material and would lock true and solid.
The chain gleams as the day it was made and the closure allowed just enough of a gap to where the stays did not leave a mark. Just a superior clutch.
There are no pockets as this is true classic convertible clutch and it is indeed fabulous. Look closely at the pictures and you can see that this genuine Admiral is a splendid collectible with no issues to speak of. There is just the very minimal signs of use and no scratches anywhere.
This Admiral Convertible measures (it's actually metric) 9 ¼ " L x 5" H x 1 1/2" D and the chain affords a 5" drop.
As always, this fine Admiral Evening Bag will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail 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.
A true 1950's vintage.
1950's Admiral Gold Lame Convertible Clutch