From the 50s here is a classic handbag made of black felt wool with soutache trim done in a floral pattern with accent beading. The label reads Souré Bag - New York.
This is a very large handbag - Measurements are 15 1/2 inches wide x 9 inches high x 4 inches deep. When opened it measures 8 inches in depth. It has it's four brass feet and the strap is in very good condition.
The interior is made of black satin and it has one pocket which has an elasticized top. There is a little mirror in its original paper bag wrapper in the pocket. The interior is very clean. The purse is in very good condition, there is a little bit of marking to the felt at the back which was most likely from being stored away for so many years. I purchased this directly from the home of the original owner. This home had been left vacant for over 30 years and it was only now that the relatives were finally getting ready to sell off the whole building which had a store below. Years ago the owner of the purse was the proprietor of the shop below.
Overall in very good shape and a classic purse from the early 1950s to add to your collection!
Vintage 1950s Handbag - Black Wool Felt with Soutache Floral Beaded Trim - Souré Bag - New York