1930s 40s evening purse has lavish, heavy beadwork, styled like something a
Hollywood goddess would wear! This hand beaded formal bag is a classic size and
color, in a sumptuous draped design with wave-like deeply pinched pleats to the
top, and rich rope-like beaded braids as trim and strap. This purse is fully
lined in satin. It was worn along with a custom made black sequined dress in
9 x 7 x 4 Inches; Strap has a 5-Inch Drop
None, factory made
Caviar-like opaque black glass seed beads, black rayon satin lining
Metal zipper along center top
Pristine to the outside with several bare spots at the top edge of satin
lining where a seam is sewn, the seam itself is intact but the satin is
threadbare in small spots in a row here, this currently shows tan paperboard
underneath, could easily be blackened with marker to essentially make it
If needed, blot with a damp cloth, or professionally spot at dry cleaner's
In 1938, this bag was worn with this dress:
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