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Whiting and Davis Dresden Mesh Evening Bag - Vintage 1920s Art Deco Flapper Baby Mesh Purse with Silk Lining and Original Box

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Here's a vintage Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh (sometimes called baby mesh) evening bag from the 1920s. This is the type of bag a flapper might have carried.

The bag features a goldtone chain handle, Art Deco styling (note the top of the frame where the clasp is, goldtone frame, metal mesh body, V-shaped mesh fringe, and a green silk lining with one small open pocket in the lining.

It's unusual to find one of these evening bags with the original silk lining intact, but the green silk lining is present. This bag is in excellent condition. No holes, stain, tears, or missing pieces.

The bag is in the original box. Although the box is nothing special, it's the original, and it's interesting that the bag must be folded to fit in the small cardboard box. It's just a plain box, darkened and spotted with age, but it has the label on it with a number and "Fine Mesh Bags" and "Mesh Whiting & Davis Bags" - also "Gifts That" after which the label is torn.

I ran out of room for pictures, but if you're interested in this evening bag, please convo me if you'd like to see a picture of the box or more pictures of the bag.

The inside of the frame is marked "soldered mesh." It does not have the Whiting & Davis mark on the inside.

Great example of a Dresden mesh with its watercolored type of colorful design on metal mesh. Nice for a collector of vintage evening bags.
Here's a vintage Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh (sometimes called baby mesh) evening bag from the 1920s. This is the type of bag a flapper might have carried.

The bag features a goldtone chain handle, Art Deco styling (note the top of the frame where the clasp is, goldtone frame, metal mesh body, V-shaped mesh fringe, and a green silk lining with one small open pocket in the lining.

It's unusual to find one of these evening bags with the original silk lining intact, but the green silk lining is present. This bag is in excellent condition. No holes, stain, tears, or missing pieces.

The bag is in the original box. Although the box is nothing special, it's the original, and it's interesting that the bag must be folded to fit in the small cardboard box. It's just a plain box, darkened and spotted with age, but it has the label on it with a number and "Fine Mesh Bags" and "Mesh Whiting & Davis Bags" - also "Gifts That" after which the label is torn.

I ran out of room for pictures, but if you're interested in this evening bag, please convo me if you'd like to see a picture of the box or more pictures of the bag.

The inside of the frame is marked "soldered mesh." It does not have the Whiting & Davis mark on the inside.

Great example of a Dresden mesh with its watercolored type of colorful design on metal mesh. Nice for a collector of vintage evening bags.

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Whiting and Davis Dresden Mesh Evening Bag - Vintage 1920s Art Deco Flapper Baby Mesh Purse with Silk Lining and Original Box

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: Dresden metal mesh, goldtone metal frame and chain handle, silk lining
  • Feedback: 402 reviews
  • Favorited by: 53 people
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