Antique / Vintage French Art Deco Beaded Bag W/ Celluloid Frame For Sale
Antique / Vintage FRENCH Art Deco Beaded Bag w/ Celluloid Frame Description:
A spectacular antique / vintage French Art Deco purse that features a very brightly, multi-colored beaded bag, with an elaborate design. The bag's bottom half is primarily covered in a chocolate brown bead, with the motif covering the top half and moving down the center, executed in blue, aqua blue, pink, red, light and medium greens, purple, light yellow, and white and black trim. There are acanthus like swirls below it on either side, in the brown section. The beaded body is attached to a really unusal celluloid frame, that depicts a older, Asian man in a tunic sitting next to a pond in the grass, frightened from a large frog/toad seated nearby while a brilliant sun shines behind them. The image appears on both sides of the purse. The beaded band handle is attached to the frame on the back side of the celluloid frame. The purse is opened by depressing the top button, which is attached to a metal piece inside that releases the clasp. The celluloid frame is marked inside with "MADE IN FRANCE" in small block letters. The lining is a chocolate brown silk with a metallic trim around the edge.
8" wide at the bottom; 6" wide at the hinges. 9 1/2" high from the top of the button on the frame, to the bottom of the body of the purse
The handle is 15" long
Condition:Very good condition. The beads are all intact, and the frame is in great working order. The interior lining has some splits in the fabric, from age, particularly where the fabric is folded/gathered near the top.
TERMS OF SALE:
All items I sell have multiple pictures and are described as completely and accurately as I can, however, I'm no expert. If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please feel free to email, I will try to answer your question within a 24-hour period as best as I can.
I pack things carefully and securely to the best of my ability, and use ample packing material. I do not charge for handling and packaging.
Domestically (inside US), I usually ship USPS Priority Mail, unless otherwise requested, or noted. I will sometimes ship first class for lower-priced items that require only an envelope or such.Delivery Confirmation is included.USPS Insurance costs are not included.
International buyers, I will ship USPS First Class International in most cases, depending on weight. Anything weighing over 4lbs when packed, or valued at more than $400 cannot be shipped First Class, and requires me to send it Priority Mail at a higher rate. I try to keep shipping costs low, so my shipping costs do NOT include Tracking/Registered, nor Insurance. If you want to track the package, it is an extra $12.95 for that service. Insurance costs depend on the final value of the item, approx. $1.50-$2.00 for each $100. Please request either of these if you want them prior to paying, and I will send you a new invoice. Please figure your shipping costs prior to offerding, and if you have a problem doing so with 's program, e-mail for approximate shipping rates, since they vary depending on where you are located.
I absolutely will combine shipping when purchasing two or more items.
· Shipping will usually be immediate once payment has cleared, however, I reserve the right to do so up to 5 days following the sale, as this is not my job, but rather, a hobby.
Payment expected within 5 days, (if not able to, please contact me to make other arrangements).
Per ’s policy, I can accept:
for those of you local, pay in person when you pick up.
I process my response, and I do take it seriously. I hope you will as well.
Thank you for your interest and thanks for offerding, really appreciate it!
Loranne Turgeon, Connecticut, USAOn Jul-19-13 at 13:23:59 PDT, seller added the following information:
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Antique / Vintage French Art Deco Beaded Bag W/ Celluloid Frame : $231