This Enid Collins of Texas wooden box purse is the "les fleurs" design. The front has yellow and orange lucite flowers and the lid repeats the orange flower. There is even a brass bee about to alight on one flower! Each have painted stems with green lucite flower leaves. The wood is a light tan, blonde color with a leather carry strap on each side. There is no latch on the lid. Inside is a large mirror. Enid Collins created these fun box bags in Medina, Texas from 1959 until about 1970. It is ready to gad about town with you. Enid Collins box bags are another Texas treasure!
Measurements: The handbag is approximately 8.5 inches across the front by 4 inches across on the sides by 5.5 inches high.
Condition: Its condition is fair. The straps show wear creases, as shown in the photos, although in no danger of splitting. One side has some yellow staining along the wood grain. One green leaf on the front is missing. It does not appear that there ever were small rhinestones along the outer edges of the flowers (no glue residue), however, other versions of this design do show these accent stones. There does not appear to ever to have been a clasp holding the lid in place but be aware it can open if not kept upright. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description. Price reflects issues noted.
Marks: It is signed "les fliers" and "EC" with the copyright symbol on the front. Across the bottom, it is signed "Enid Collins Original Box Bag by Collins of Texas" with her horse logo. Her purses continue to be highly collectible.
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Vintage Enid Collins 'Les Fleurs" Wood Box Bag Purse