Antique Steele Micro-Beaded Flapper Handbag, cira 1920s
This Antique Steele Micro-Beaded Flapper Handbag, cira 1920s. This bag is a French Micro Beaded purse but there is no label inside. Many were a hand sewn label attached by one corner with thread. We are assuming it fell off over the years. Beaded purses hit their height in popularity during the Roaring Twenties. During this time period, styles varied greatly. Some were newer designs including Art Deco, floral, geometric, or abstract while others used older reticule or Art Nouveau patterns. The beaded bags had a greater variety of colors and shapes. Many also had the signature beaded fringe known for the Twenties. The Glistening Gold and Royal Blue metallic steel, handsewn micro-beaded Egyptian pattern purse is exquisite in its design. This evening bag features a chain handle, push plunger closure (just push the little round button on the frame to open), and a patterned metal frame. The frame and chain are brass. The frame is engraved with a leaf pattern and the traditional push button is made into a flower. The clasp, once opened, gives way to a gorgeous interior lined with violet color silk fabric with woven golden steel bordering and has a pocket with compact mirror. The interior is in great condition with no holes. There is one single-row beading separation at the base (approx 1” wide) where the thread had come undone but the beading is entirely in-tact with nothing missing. This handbag is in Excellent Condition and could be worn or displayed for a long time to come.
Measurements: Purse: 5" Wide 8” High/Length
Chain Length: 14”
Weight: approx. 1 lb.
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price