GlitzQueen Antique and Vintage Jewelry
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1960 item #1321433
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
$145
Reduced from $185, with free US shipping & gift-wrap if desired
Spectacular, roomy and in sensational condition, this gala evening purse of rich black velvet encrusted with golden embroidery and braided cording came from England and has a splendid "Days of the Raj" look. This luxurious form of stitchery called "Zardozi" is characteristic of India and the Middle East. There are no labels, so it could well have been custom-made.

For convenience of use, slide lid bags are in a class of their own: The top simply slides up and down the cord handles to open and close! Novel handbag forms were characteristic of the 1950s, so that's my best guess on dating. Despite approaching 70 years old (soon to be antique by American 75-year standards), this bag is in immaculate condition. Even its heavy moire silk interior shows no flaws. Size is an ample 7 inches by 7 inches and it's 1 1/2 inches thick at the top, 2 inches at the bottom. The handles are about 19 inches long.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1930 item #580264
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
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Here's a glamorous masquerade mask from the days long before you could simply grab a costume at Party City. Certainly one of a kind, most likely made by a lady for her own use, it's gracefully shaped with exotic cat's eye openings and sunray forms above. The front is encrusted with shimmering black sequins, all intact, and the reverse is covered with a soft mesh fabric for comfort.

Quite large, the mask measures about 9 inches wide and almost 8 inches tall (extending from the bridge of the nose to well above the forehead). When you aren't wearing it, this would be a splendid wall decoration, framed or not. For tying on or hanging up, there's a fine double cord that feels like silk embroidery thread, but you might want to replace that with lengths of black ribbon or lace.

This would be gorgeous with a black-sequinned Art Deco flapper dress, but may be as early as Edwardian or Victorian and would be beautiful with clothing from those eras, too. Certainly it's very old, not at all like modern rigid masks. Condition is lovely; the only flaws are on the back and they're minor. Provenance is a New Mexico estate.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1950 item #522329
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
$75
(just $15 each), reduced from $140.
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Here's a wonderful Retro find from the 1940s: FIVE whisper-soft dresses of fine white cotton lawn with pintucking, embroidery and scalloped hems. Each has a different design and the tags tell us they were hand-made in the Philippines. Condition is lovely, despite their being about 60 years old -- nearly antique, by American 75-year standards. Some could use a few stitches along seam lines, but there are no major problems. They could be brightened with bleach and/or bluing, if you like. Provenance is a Dallas estate and they're a steal at just $18 each, with shipping included.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!