1920s Art Deco Micro Bead hinged and clasp handbag in rare overskirt construction

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1920s Art Deco Micro Bead hinged and clasp handbag in rare overskirt construction

Rare overskirt construction 1920s Art Deco Era micro beaded evening purse. You really have to see this up close to appreciate the fine handmade microbeading and the construction of a delicate beaded fabric that lays on top of the purse. Its like a skirt over the purse. The purse is held on a copper hinged frame with round copper clasps at the top and a simple chain connecting opposite corners of the frame. The Art Deco design incorporates both white and clearbronze e chain connecting opposite corners of the frame. The Art Deco design incorporates both white and clearbronze colored micro beads sewn onto a loose weave muslin type fabric that drapes over the more durable inner constructed taffeta material of the purse. There is minor aging to the inside purse fabric and the copper frame has age related oxidation. These are not things you want to polish or wash away, they are the patina and testament to the era this purse survived in great condition. The purse measures 8 wide x 4.5 high and the chain is 11 long. read more