Vintage Clothing

RARE 1930s Polished Coconut Shell Evening Handbag Clutch


Shipping to United States: Free
  • Details
    What a rarity this is! A genuine 1930's evening bag made of pieces of polished coconut that have been fastened together onto a frame in the form of a mosaic. The shape of the bag is such that the two sides widen slightly until about three quarters of the way down the panel when it narrows again.
    The clutch bag has a very long gold metallic thread cord with large tassels on each of the ends which thread through to flexible loops on the top of the bag to allow it to be used as a shoulder bag as well as an evening clutch. The bag is solid and the coconut looks like wood it has been so well polished. It is a rich mellow golden brown in colour. The inside is lined with well silk which is complete and undamaged, but does have some dust at the bottom and one very light water stain in the inside flap. The original mirror is still in the inside pocket
    The bag has gilded metal hardware along the edges and closes with a push locking mechanism, it is hinged at the base and when open the two sides are secured by folds of yellow silk, which are still in pristine condition.

    There is some fading to the gilding on the locking mechanism due to use and a small amount on the corners, but otherwise it is in remarkable condition.

    The bag measures 7 1/4" wide x 5" high x 2 in depth at the widest point.

    As rare as it is lovely, this bag would be a great addition to any collection.
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