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Antique Black Beaded Evening Bag English c 1915

Antique Black Beaded Evening Bag English c 1915

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Nostalgia: Fashion: Accessories: Pre 1920: Item # 403097
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Lavished with sequins and beads, this glamorous snap-pouch from an English dealer near Cambridge was obviously hand-made. Its curvy Paisley-like pattern shows Art Nouveau influence and suggests the bag was made before 1920, since Deco designs were more angular. I believe it dates from the World War I era (1914-1918), during the transitional period between Edwardian and Art Deco styles.

The pouch part of the purse is spacious (almost 8 by 6 inches) and there's a beaded loop handle 6 inches long, meant to be fastened to a belt or sash for dancing. Condition is lovely, relative to age. The interior is absolutely marvelous: of moire silk with a side compartment and no stains or other damage. The back does show some sequin losses, easily replaced since black sequins are widely available, and a few of the teensy black beads are loose (but not lost). I'd fix it, myself, but I'm not much of a seamstress. Someone more skilled could restore its full glory in just a few minutes.

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