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Elegant French Designer Beaded Evening Handbags
Vintage Hand Made Beaded Purses, ca. 1900 - 1950's

Designers and Gift Shops: Allman, Bergdorf Goodman, Birks, Capion, Caprice Opera, Caron,
Carry, Charbet, Chunn, Delill, Ed B Robinson, Freddy, French Bag Shop, Hobe, Jette,
Jolles Originals, Jorelle, Josef, Magid, Morabito, Odette, Sagil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Walborg
 Embellishments: Champleve Enameling, Cloisonne, Jewels, Pearls, Porcelain, Rhinestones
Petit Point, Beauvais Tambour Needlework and Hand Embroidery


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1930's - 1940's - 1950's

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Tapestry Purses

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Purse Frames


Vintage 1930 - 1940 French white beaded embroidered evening purse 

Darling Little French White Beaded and Rose Embroidered Evening Bag

Hand made, no label but absolutely made in France during the 1930 era,
all white tiny glass seed beads have a radiant sheen and are enhanced
with Tambour embroidered roses in the Point de Beauvais stitch,
crisp, spotless, professionally cleaned condition, no apparent flaws,
bright, embossed, decorated arched frame and chain appear like new,
interior nearly white satin lining with pocket is very fine, barely used,
this is a sweet little French evening purse, fits in the palm of the hand,
click photo for more details about this delightful evening handbag.

Item  4-84 A                  $295.00    Now $260.00         Place Order via Email

Vintage French black beaded and porcelain purse 

Beautiful French Hand Made  Black Beaded Evening Handbag

Glass beaded in France during the approx. 1940 era of elegant bags,
black seed beads with faceted beads create a pin striped pattern,
gold tone frame is enhanced with addition heaping beadwork and
a Limoges porcelain disc painted with a Fragonard romance theme,
rich black satin lining with pocket and made in France label,
fully beaded handle, lovingly cared for, professionally clean,
excellent condition, click the photo for more pictures of this purse.

Item  5-326 K          This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email


Vintage 1930 1940 French Josef designer white beaded purse with tons of Tambour embroidery 

Exquisite Josef French Beaded Evening Purse Saturated With Embroidery

Hand made in France for the esteemed designer Josef, ca. 1930 - 1940,
snowy white seed beads combined with an abundance of Tambour embroidery,
colorful profusion of Point de Beauvais stitches, all in superb condition,
gold tone spring tension frame boasts coordinated beadwork and design,
all areas of this purse are decorated, perfect Spring Summer evening bag,
interior ivory satin lining has pocket and designer label, used but cared for,
this purse has been professionally cleaned and is in excellent condition,
wonderful and lovely, click photo for more pictures of this rare purse.

Item  1-210 C               This item is sold, sorry no longer available       Place Order via Email

French 1930 pink embroidered beaded puffy style evening purse 

Adorable French Beaded Pink Embroidered Puffy Style Purse

This Paris France hand beaded purse is covered in bright white
glass beads and embroidered in the Point de Beauvais stitch,
also known as Tambour embroidery, it has lots of rich pink tones,
hot pink, rose tones, soft pink and coral pink, it's very pinky,
totally alive and appears to be in well cared for, used condition,
constructed in the puffy shape, it's simply a cutie pie, for sure
golden frame is beaded in lavender, soft white, amber and green
delicate silky lining has a pocket and French Parisian label,
professionally cleaned, very good condition, minimal wear,
a delightful purse, click the photo for more about this lovely creation.

Item  5-217 A           This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Vintage Freddy of Paris cream white roses beaded purse enameled frame 

Pretty Designer French Glass and Steel Beaded Evening Handbag

Darling beaded evening purse by the loved designer Freddy of Paris,
creamy shimmering glass seed beads in an all over rosette pattern,
with arches of French steel beading in silver, gold & pewter tones,
gorgeous decorated frame of ribbon enameling with more roses and
heaping with coordinating glass beadwork, all is very fine condition,
original cream lining, dual pockets, designer label, showing light usage,
thoroughly professionally cleaned, in well kept condition, very nice,
click photo for more pictures and details of this delightful purse.

Item  4-610 B           This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Vintage 1930 1940 French beaded evening purse all soft pastel beading

Beautiful French Pastel Beaded Evening Handbag, ca. 1930 - 1940

Hand beaded in France for the designer La Belle Creole, their label was
stenciled on the pocket but the professional cleaning washed it away,
you will have to take my word that this is a lovely French designer bag,
totally covered in soft white and pale pastel glass micro beads in an
array of colors, pink, baby blue, lavender, ivory, pale peach and more,
gold tone frame is the spring tension style, lift to open, works well,
professionally cleaned and spotless save for the multi pocketed lining,
a very stylish vintage handbag, click the photo for more pictures and details.

Item  0-1029 F                  $325.00    Now $265.00         Place Order via Email

Vintage 1930 1940 Caron French black beaded petit point purse 

Gorgeous Designer Black Beaded and Micro Petit Point Evening Purse

Hand beaded and embroidered in France during the 1930 - 1940 era,
from this elusive designer C. & M. Caron comes this stunning creation of
hand stitched micro petit point and tiny sparkling faceted black glass beads,
magnificent infusion of color and artful design elements to include
a beautifully coordinated frame with closure on a piano type hinge,
rich black satin lining with pocket and French Caron designer label,
professionally cleaned, extra large roomy size, super fine condition,
please click the photo to view more, don't miss this striking purse.

Item   4-331 A             This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order via Email

French white beaded evening purse with pale pastels and porcelain clasp

Lovable Vintage French Beaded Evening Purse, ca. 1930 - 1940

Another interesting beaded evening handbag, hand made in France,
tightly stitched with bright white background seed beads and decorated
with soft flowers in pink and blue, highlighted with sprigs of pale pastels,
golden spring tension frame is fully beaded and sports a Limoges porcelain disc,
bright white ivory satin lining has a single labeled pocket, all cleaned,
wonderful condition, click the photo and view more about this elegant bag.

Item  0-125 F               $295.00    Now $255.00        Place Order via Email

Black beaded French evening handbag with rich pastels in lavender pink, ca. 1930's 

Stunning Black Beaded Evening Handbag, Rich Pastels, ca. 1930's

Hand made and covered with jet black seed beads, all over enhanced with
rich pastels in gorgeous colors of lavender, pink, blue and amber,
golden frame has beaded clasp and twisted beadwork around the top,
black satin lining has dual pockets, entirely professionally cleaned,
excellent condition, well cared for, little if any signs of age or use,
a true beauty, click the photo for more about this fabulous purse.

Item  0-28 B                 $335.00    Now 285.00         Place Order via Email

Large French Beaded evening handbag trailing pastel flowers braided frame 

Large Hand Beaded French Evening Handbag Pretty Pastels, ca. 1930's

Hand made in France with bright white glass background seed beads,
decorated with trailing flowers in pastels of pink, blue, peach and pale green,
iridescent crystal faceted beads outline this radiant and sparkling pattern,
gold tone metal has lift to open beaded clasp and fully braided frame,
interior white ivory satin lining with labeled pocket, superior condition,
well preserved, wee if any sign of age, all professionally cleaned,
a vintage treasure, click the photo for more pictures and details.

Item  0-212 A               $325.00    Now $275.00         Place Order via Email

Hand Beaded Designer Evening Handbag Made in France for Jorelle Bags

Vintage 1940's French beaded handbag, with designer label Jorelle Bags,
bright and cheerful pastel colors on a snowy white seed beaded background,
off white satin interior shows only gentle use but no abuse or tearing,
wonderful beaded gold tone frame and lift to open clasp in good working order,
very good condition, clean, wee if any bead loss, well kept and lovely,
a pretty all occasion evening bag, click the photo for more details and pics.

Item  4-714 B            $225.00    Now $175.00      Place Order via Email

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