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Vintage French Evening Handbag by Designer Josef

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This is a French designer evening purse, hand made by the well known designer Josef, recognized for their exquisite and popular embroidered designs.

From the 1930 - 1940 era, this dynamic and colorful purse was hand beaded in France and totally infused with an abundance of Point de Beauvais stitching.

Vintage Josef gold beaded evening handbag on a Hobe jeweled frame   Vintage 1930 - 1940 French white beaded embroidered evening purse



The Tambour embroidery decorates all areas of this handbag, including the frame. The colors are cheerfully bright but not overly stark and my photos show the colors and tones very well. I'm always very excited when I acquire one of these very special Josef beauties, they are so skillfully made. The small white glass beads are completely intact, in fact, this purse is very clean and has been professionally washed for you. The beadwork and embroidery are in exceptional condition, without stain, discolor or yellowing of any kind, no fading, snags or negatives to be found, it has been wonderfully well kept, ready for your use and enjoyment. This purse feels great and has a medium hand, not stiff and not too soft.


The golden brassy tone frame is the spring tension, lift to open style. It works on a piano hinge that spans the back of the purse and it is in proper working order, closing well with a gentle snap.  The frame flows into the purse perfectly with it's coordinated embroidery. All the decor on the frame is complete, secure and in damage free condition. The metal on the frame is in very nice condition, with minor aging, it's actually not that easy to detect, I thinks it's great, the entire purse looks charming.


The purse is carried by a delicate French chain handle that drops the purse by 4 inches. The interior is lined in an ivory satin, it has a pocket with it's original Josef label. The lining shows some small signs of usage but no tears, overall, it is clean and carries only a scent of freshness. This purse, stuffed with tissue, measures 4 in height by 8 inches wide and has a side gusset of about 1 inches. This is somewhat of a smaller purse, so it will carry only your absolute essentials, lipstick, compact, hanky and small accessories. The colors are crisp, the design is dreamy and I know you will adore carrying this purse, it's the perfect Springtime or Summer garden party handbag.


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