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Vintage Signed Whiting & Davis Black Mesh Bag
Item #12854

Here is a vintage Whiting & Davis Co. black mesh bag with silverton snake chain. Marked inside of frame with Mesh Whiting & Davis Co., also the numbers 2937 and Made in U.S.A. There is also a cloth tag with lettering Mesh Whiting & Davis Co. Bags, Trademark Reg., and Made in U.S.A. Measures 7-1/2” high including clasp, x 7-1/4” at widest point across frame. Condition is excellent. This collectible bag displays beautifully.

$125.00

Vintage Exquisite Beaded Evening Bag-A SAFCO Bag Made in Japan
Item #12745

This is an extraordinary vintage beaded ladies handbag created by SAFCO and made in Japan. Featuring an elegant champagne colored beaded design on each side. Beaded handle as well; can be folded into evening bag to convert to clutch style. Clasp opens and snaps closed nicely. Measures 8" at widest and 5-1/4" high. Carry chain is 12" in total length. Condition is very good; interior shows small area of slight discoloration. Exterior is in very good to excellent condition. Beading is intact, very few if any beads missing. An elegant vintage ladies handbag!

$48.00

Vintage Elegant Sequin & Beaded Evening Bag
Item #12744

Here is a lovely vintage sequin and beaded ladies handbag. Featuring a silver sequin background with a floral beaded design on each side. The flowers are accented with creamy pearls in the center. Silvertone snake chain handle; can be folded into evening bag to convert to clutch style. Clasp opens and snaps closed nicely with rhinestone accents. Measures 8" at widest point and 4-1/4" high. Carry chain is 12" in total length. Condition is very good; interior shows slight discoloration (lipstick, ink). Exterior is in very good to excellent condition. Beading is intact, I could only see 1-2 sequins missing overall. An elegant vintage ladies handbag!

$28.00

Victorian Micro Beaded Evening Bag-French Origin?
Item #11842

Here is a lovely Victorian micro beaded ladies handbag with a chained handle-possibly French in origin? Featuring a multi colored design on each side with gorgeous etched detailing to the handbag frame; opens and closes perfectly. There are nice beaded tassels at the bottom of the handbag; inside is accented with wonderful French roses as trim. The beads look to be possible steel beads. The outside and inside of this lovely heirloom purse is in very good condition.

$225.00

Victorian Micro Beaded Evening Bag-French Origin?
Item #11841

Here is another lovely Victorian micro beaded ladies handbag with a beaded strap handle-possibly French in origin? Featuring a distinct black & white striped design. The beads look to be possible steel beads. The outside and inside of this lovely heirloom purse is in very good condition.

$175.00

Vintage 1950s Black Velvet Ladies Handbag
Item #11745

Vintage black velvet purse, with a gold tone metal frame and chain handle. Circa 1950s. Ball twist latch close. Inside the open compartment is finished with creamy white satin fabric. Velvet is very soft; rich black velvet fabric. Clasp opens and snaps closed nicely. Measures 7" wide and 5" high. Carry chain is 11" in total length. Condition is very good; interior and exterior without signs of wear, holes, or discoloration. An elegant vintage ladies handbag!

$40.00
1930s Elegant Freddy of Paris Ladies Beaded Handbag-Hand Made
Item #11682

Here is an elegant 1930s hand beaded evening purse made in France from the respected designer Freddy of Paris. This designer is well known for offering some of the best French beaded handbags, and this handbag is no exception. Measures 8-1/4” at its widest point , and has a 5” depth, not including the brass chain handle. Closure is a beaded flower that opens to reveal two pockets; inside lined with black satin material. This item does not appear to have been used often, and we were told it was stored for many years. Overall condition is excellent; all original. Marked with tag Freddy 10 Rue Auber Paris Tel Ric: 78.08. Another tag reads Made in France, Hand Made. No tears, missing or loose beads. This elegant vintage French evening handbag will be the perfect accessory for your next special occasion.

$190.00

Victorian Ladies Finger Drawstring Handbag
Item #11533

Most probably this is a Victorian ladies finger drawstring handbag, dating to the period when a lady would have taken it to a ball or to dinner. It features a black crotchet body accented with fringes of fine steel seed beads. In very good condition; inside lining of pale peach material show separation from body in one or two areas, consistent with age. Very difficult to find. A lovely Victorian purse that would grace any collection.

$120.00

Vintage & Exquisite Ladies Beaded Handbag-Made in Belgium
Item #11679

From an old Eastern Shore estate, this is a vintage 1930's beaded evening bag. Dramatic black color and exquisitely made. It has room enough for a make-up compact, mirror, brush, and “mad money” with room to spare. Clutch style handbag, measures 8-1/2” at its widest point , and has a 4” depth. Closure is cross over brass knobs with two large crystal bezel set rhinestones. Opens to reveal two pockets; inside lined with black satin material. This item does not appear to have been used often, and we were told it was stored for many years. Overall condition is excellent; all original. Marked with tag Made in Belgium. No tears, missing or loose beads , scuff marks or flaws. It’s ready to add to your elegant outfit …

$80.00

Vintage Signed Whiting & Davis Art Deco Mesh Bag
Item #9322

From an old Eastern Shore estate, this is a vintage Whiting & Davis Co. Art Deco mesh bag. Kept tucked safely away for years, and such a beauty! Note the goldtone Art Deco frame and water colors and delightful fringe bottom; which is totally intact. The inside silk lining is not complete but can be replaced. Mesh section is in excellent condition. Marked inside of frame with Mesh Whiting & Davis Co. Bag. Measures 7” high including clasp, x 5-1/2” at widest point across frame. This collectible bag displays beautifully.

$185.00

1920s Dramatic & Beautiful Beaded Evening Bag
Item #9327

From an old Eastern Shore estate, this is a vintage 1920's beaded evening bag. Dramatic black color and exquisitely made. It has room enough for a make-up compact, mirror, brush, and “mad money” with room to spare. Its drawstrings provide a 5” at its widest point , and has a 8-1/2” depth. Full length, including straps, is about 12”. Beautiful dramatic black color with Marcasite colored beads creating an intricate pattern of large flowers comprised entirely of tiny glass This item does not appear to have been used often, and we were told it was stored for many years. Overall condition is excellent. No tears, missing or loose beads , scuff marks or flaws. It’s ready to add to your elegant outfit …

$235.00

SOLD Vera Bradley Bag in Bali Blue
Item #12711

Welcome our newest addition. Our latest bag is from Vera Bradley. This fabulous bag is Hobo Style and features deep front pockets, 3 interior slip-in pockets, and 1 larger interior zippered pocket. Overall round shape. Measures 12-1/2" x 11" x 4" with a 9-1/2" strap. In very good to excellent condition. You will love the color and style of this Vera Bradley bag!

$21.00
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