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The French are known for their style, design and craftsmanship. This goes for almost all aspects of life especially fashion. During the mid century the French made exceptional evening purses some made from fabric, leather, skins, glass beads or steel beads. This is a stunning example of a purse made from steel beads, a retro style that remains popular to this day. It is a timeless and classic look that is as appropriate today as it was yesterday. The purse is a clamper style and medium sized. The background is tightly sewn with jet black tiny beads over which there is a very stylized floral design. This palette is cone with bright gold and silver steel beads. Several shades of gold beads are used. The botanical contains flowers and flora. There are "ribbons" surrounding the main design that resembles swirling thin "ribbons". This frames the flowers and there are additional tiny flowers "floating in the background. The back is the same as the front. The entire design is elegant and the contrast between the metallic beads and the black beads is statement making in a very feminine manner. The frame is a gold tone clamper style with a piano like hinge. The frame has a thin molded gold metal trim which is decoratively crafted. There is a beaded carry strap made of the jet beads. It has a drop of 6". The inside is lined with a black silk. There is an open slip pocket. A sewn in label stating "Michel Swiss 16 Rue DeLa Pax-Paris Made in France" is affixed inside. A beveled mirror and a small coin purse is included inside. The inside is in very good condition without significant issues to note. The bag measures 8"w x 7"h x 1". The bag is in wonderful condition. The ending of the carry strap on both sides (where it attaches to the hardware) shows some wear. This happens often at this spot with steel beaded bag. Not a big deal but mentioned for accuracy. Priced accordingly. This purse is vintage but it is timeless and classic. This is an exceptionally nice one of this genre. Very versatile and charming. Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2056
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION STYLE
Designer
COLOR
Gold, Silver

Vintage French Steel Beaded Purse with Decorative Gold Trim

$145

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