This is a stunning vintage c. 1940s swing era box purse with hinge and gold-tone frame. It has a gorgeous sense of movement and texture, owing to the intricate and subtle patterning done in the beadwork. This purse is a perfect example of the novelty purse trend of the pre- and post-World War II era in fashion, and is a functional size for modern day needs and use. The purse has a gold-tone metal frame with a hinge opening and a cute chunky closure. The interior features a very useful center zippered pocket. The handle is luxurious, a heavily beaded fabric strap with movement and space. This piece is so versatile, and can really play into any style formally or casually, and is a fun play on a neutral for any season.
The purse is in excellent vintage condition with minor age-appropriate wear. There is some minor patina/wear to the metal frame, only noticeable under scrutiny. The inside is very clean. and there is no noticeable bead loss throughout the purse. The fabric interior of the strap has a bit of minor discoloration but no noticeable damage.
It measures 7 1/2 inches long, 6 inches tall, and 3 inches deep.
Vintage 1940s Carnival Glass Navy Ink Blue Beaded Box Purse Novelty Evening Bag Swing Style WWII Era Handbag