The intricacy of the beading on this bag is amazing, especially since it was done in the later part of the 20th century. You just don't see beading like this with the exception of antique and very vintage bags. Jane Goldban created the brand "Revivals" which combined elements from the past with modern day characteristics. Her bags were sold in the most exclusive stores and boutiques such as Barney's and they sold for hundreds of dollars. This bag is small with the bottom being wider than the top. It is done in an iridescent shimmery bronze/brown fabric that has a very sheer overlay of black chiffon like material. Just lovely! The front and the back are decorated with a stylized floral palette. There are three panels bordered by tubular copper colored beads. Inside the panels are intricate flowers and leaves created by a variety of different beads. Tubular and round beads are sewn into the design and the colors are hues of brown, bronze, grey and black. The forms are all outlined in gold and bronze metallic thread. The time and energy to create such a masterpiece has to have been consuming. That's the "new" part of the bag. The "old" part is the frame which I believe dates from the 1920's. The frame is an antiqued gold tone and it has dimensional accents in the middle in addition to small onyx ornamentation on both sides. There is a large onyx domed clasp to open and close the bag. There is a decorative jeweled pull tag under the clasp. The unadorned gold tone metal has etchings throughout. The carry chain is also spectacular. I don't know if it is original to the frame but it certainly compliments it. It has small links and larger ones and small jet beads are interspersed along the chain. Another wonderful detail. Its drop is 11 1/2". The inside is lined with a matte black grosgrain fabric. The "REVIVALS" sewn in label is inside. The inside is spotless. The bag comes with its original black felt dust bag. The bag looks as though is was never worn. There are some threads that are "sticking" up but the design is so complex that you have to look hard to see them. It wouldn't bother me but is mentioned for accuracy. Attention to such detail is the mark of a skilled purse maker. This bag has that and more. While Jane Goldban's company is no longer in production, her purses, when you are lucky enough to find them, will be admired and worn by fashionistas forever! Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition
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