This purse is "breath taking." Of course it is made in France and it reflects an appreciation of beauty that the French are known for. Many components combine to create this bag and they all come together to make a classic and unusual handbag. The bag is small to medium sized and it has rounded and straight "lines". The background is a taupe silk like material upon which there is a lacey matte metallic web of netting. This netting forms a hexagon grid which has a delicate faux pearl in the center of each small hexagon. There is a large vertical strip in the middle with a intricate beaded design done in tiny white seed beads, faux coral beads, golden bronze beads and glittering prong set rhinestones. The design has a stylized floral motif with scrolls and swirls. This palette is repeated at the sides of the bag. Both the front and the back of the bag have this wonderful beading design. The frame is equally impressive. There are two rows of bezel set faux round pearls and faux coral beads on both the front and back of the frame. They "pop" out from the frame and give the bag depth and dimension. All beads are present. There might be a few replacements but you have to look closely at the frame to notice. The frame opens into a gate type frame. The purse closes with a kiss like clasp and there is a feminine carry chain with a drop of 7". The inside is lined with a light beige grosgrain fabric. There is an open slip pocket. There are a few signs of usage and wear. Nothing very significant. The purse measures 8"w x 6 1/2h x 1"d. The purse is in great condition. There are some missing pearls and the purse is beginning to separate from the frame at one small spot. Doesn't really affect the bag. This bag is priced accordingly otherwise it would be at least double the suggested price. In spite of these tiny flaws, this is a rare and spectacular bag. It is typical of a luxury bag made by the French during the mid century. It has an aesthetic appeal unlike most purses of this genre. It take your "breath away."
Condition: Very Good + VINTAGE Condition
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