Vintage 1950s Envelope Handbag Purse Classic Navy Leather Stunning Frame & Clasp Pristine 50s Bag Gilt G

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Vintage 1950s Classic Envelope Handbag made by Essell of England from navy leather, on a burnished gilt frame, with a stylish fold over closure with clasp. Ultra slim and compact, it may be used for both fashion and as a document bag.
It appears to be unused, without internal odour or stains. The base is without damage

Internally it has been lined in a navy suede and leather with compartments for powder, lipstick and pen etc.
This gorgeous bag would be the perfect vintage accessory for a truly authentic vintage look, or an indulgent treat for an avid bag collector.
Depth; 8 inches
Width; 11 inches
Base; 11” x 1”
Handle; 15 inches

Well stored since it was purchased by a fashion designer, in 1994 it has remained in her well ventilated store room, being part of a Private fashion collection before I purchased it in 2019

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  • United Kingdom : 3 - 5 business days
  • United States : 3 - 10 business days
  • North America : 3 - 10 business days
  • Europe : 3 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 5 - 10 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 10 business days

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