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Sweet Vintage French Gold Metallic Lace Silk Flapper Purse

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This is a stunning vintage gold metallic crocheted lace purse from the 1920's or earlier. The seller from whom I purchased it from said that it was French. As it well may be. I could see a flapper doing the Charleston at a wedding party as she dangles this from her hand. It is a gorgeous purse and in wonderful condition for age with only a tiny bit of splitting of the silk..barely noticeable on body and more noticeable on top where it gathers..still, it is negligible thinking of the age of this beauty. The design is on both sides and I do not notice any loss or breaks in the metallic lace (on the top I thought what were breaks are just separations that are supposed to be there..part of the design). There might be some loose or pulled metallic threads that can be reinforced. but I did not personally see any. There are 3 metallic dangles hanging from raised roses on either side and two gorgeous tassels that act as the closure. The lace also has a pattern of large rossettes throughout. This purse expands too and I couldn't fit the photo on this listing as you are only allowed 5 photos. So you have all this intricate metallic lace on the sides as well so it can "poof" out. It has a great burnished color from aging as well (a bit darker on extreme edges). I think you will adore this purse..I know I do.

Size: 9" x 4" (not expanded) and 8" or so wide when expanded out
Lisa Genesta
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Sweet Vintage French Gold Metallic Lace Silk Flapper Purse


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: silk, metallic
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 1038 reviews
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