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Vintage French Art Deco Metallic Petit Point Handbag



Early 20th Century French petit point handbag with an abstract Art Deco floral pattern in shades of pink, red, green, blue and brown uniquely embellished by bronze metallic threading. The gilt metal frame has a laurel leaf design with emerald green beading and a push button closure which opens to reveal a pale blue silk lined interior with side pocket and built-in change purse. The mushroom brown silk braided shoulder strap is a contemporary replacement as the original handle was missing and most likely a gilt chain. Marked on the interior of the frame with 'Made in France'. CONDITION Overall the handbag is in good vintage condition. As mentioned, the handle is a contemporary replacement. The frame is slightly askew but the closure works well. Photograph 7 shows a hook which probably held a small charm that would have offered a pull to open the bag. Photograph 8 shows a missing bead. There are some subtle flaws to the petit point though nothing truly objectionable. MEASUREMENTS The body of the handbag measures 7.75" at the widest x 7.75" tall x approximately 2" deep. It is large enough for most tech devices but slender enough that it might require you to travel light. The shoulder strap measures 39" from end to end providing for an 18" drop.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Width: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk and metallic threaded petit point lined with silk on a gold gilt metal frame embellished with glass beads.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Overall in good vintage condition with some subtle flaws to the petit point. Photographs 8 & 9 indicate a missing pull charm and bead. Shoulder strap handle is a contemporary replacement. Please see description for details.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU487311884892

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    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 4-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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