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A carved Bakelite framed golden velvet handbag, France, 1920s

About the Item

A charming and highly decorative handbag, made from golden/amber silk velvet, which has a veil, or netting, layer over the top , giving a delicacy and depth to the handbag. Topped with a beautiful carved and hand coloured Bakelite frame, the handle is made from celluloid, typical of many of the designs of this period. On opening a lovely yellowy green lining shows, and small transparent amber coloured beads highlight between the body of the bag and the frame itself.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8.75 in (22.23 cm)Width: 8 in (20.32 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)Diameter: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)
  • Style:
    1920s (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Material Notes:
    Small glass beads are used to highlight the joining of the handbag and the frame.
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The fabric/net handbag has, we guess, been added at a later date, and has been relined, but to a high spec.
  • Seller Location:
    Greyabbey, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: FB07011stDibs: LU30928709842
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