VINTAGE 1960s BIENEN-DAVIS CHANTILLY LACE & SATIN EVENING BAG / EVENING PURSE IN BLUSH
A vintage 1960s evening bag covered with Chantilly lace over satin in a light pink Blush shade.
I really like the handles on this purse as they are unique so one's hand can slip through the opening to carry it. The gold tone clasp on the inside is firm and will close with a good snap sound. On one side of the purse inside are 3 slits to store items such as money, a license, a hanky, etc. The larger open pocket at the top contains a matching blush change purse which is very handy. The coin purse is in excellent condition with no signs of use. It has a very good closure on the top of it.
The opposite side of the interior of the purse has one big deep slit and there is a mirror inside a satin removable satin case. The satin mirror case is in excellent condition with no wear or markings on it. The mirror is missing a piece from one corner and there is what looks like either wear or a large watermark on both sides. The mirror could be replaced if you would like but since it is the original mirror, I probably would not do so as it takes away from idea of purchasing vintage items. The purse has the original tissue inside and I will leave it as I found it. The outside as well as the inside of the purse is in very condition with no markings or wear.
There is the name Bienen-Davis stamped inside the purse in bright gold letters along with the company logo. The purse company was founded in 1931 in New York so they have been around for quite a long time. Their purse are quite expensive with some ranging over several thousand dollars. If you look on their website, you will see that their clutch bags range from $1,595 - $1,995 and their other purse are much more expensive at several thousand of dollars each.
There are shiny gold metal ends on the handles which are still a bright gold. Overall everything looks good on the purse with the exception of the missing piece on the mirror. Other than the mirror, it looks as though the purse was rarely used as it is in very good condition.
The evening bag measures nearly 9-1/4” across at the widest point at the bottom, from the top of the frame to the bottom is 7-3/4”, 1” wide measured on the side of the frame.
This would be a beautiful accessory with a cocktail dress or evening gown or for a wedding.
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