This handbag is for the gal who wants a handbag that is different, out of the ordinary. Or for the gal who collects bags with an "art deco" vibe. This bag screams "art deco" and was probably created in the 1930's. It is made of a leather that is an aubergine brown color. The color is very interesting being a deep mix of eggplant and dark brown. The texture of the leather is crackled throughout. There is cream colored trim. However, it is the celluloid frame that sets the bag apart from others. The frame is a cream colored celluloid that is on the front only. The back frame is the textured leather. The "crown" accent on the frame is the focal point. There is a "bar" on which there are seven upright circles all having a protruding black circle within their circumferences. They vary in size with the largest in the middle and the others descending in size on each side. The back of this decorative accent is plain with striations in the cream colored celluloid. The frame is so funky and unlike anything I have ever seen before. The bag opens by lifting this bar. There is a leather carry strap with a drop of 4". The inside is lined with a purple grosgrain fabric. There is an open ruched slip pocket with two slots. There is a small coin purse that was once attached to the inside with a chain, which is still there. The coin purse is of the same leather and it has a brass frame. The inside is essentially clean although there are signs of aging throughout. The measurements of the bag are 8 1/2"w x 6 1/2"h x 1"d. There are no maker's mark or indication of county of origin, which I think might have been France. The leather is NOT stiff and I suspect this was an expensive bag in its day. Considering its age, the bag is in very good condition. There are age signs but nothing significant. Remember this bag is over 80 years old and has a patina that only comes with age. If you want something new, please don't buy this bag. But if you admire days of old and appreciate a design and style that cannot be replicated today, then this bag is for you. I hate to give it up but you know...(my hubby!!!).....Condition: Very Good++ VINTAGE Condition
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