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Lady Fouquet Purse

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sku: V11952

style: antique 1920s embroidered lucite frame small purse

vintage / modern: Vintage


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Delicate and lovely antique 1920s handbag with intricately hand woven needlepoint design. This antique handbag features a beautiful amber celluloid frame, woven gold lace trim accenting a bright silk coral interior, and has matching coin purse. The silken ribbon as the strap shows signs of wear and it would behoove you to consider replacing it soon. 

  • measures: 6.75" tall / 5.25" width / 6" handle drop
  • material: feels like silk thread on canvas, appears hand woven due to the irregularity of the stitches / feels like early celluloid / silk ribbon and silk lining
  • condition: bag overall in excellent condition, strap in great/good condition

Fun Fact: Did you know celluloid, an early form of plastic, has been around since the late 1800s?

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How We Measure

We take extra care to provide detailed measurements for each of our garments for your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding fit, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We measure each garment hanging on a hanger. 

Length: Top of shoulder to hem

Bust: Armpit to armpit then doubled

Waist: Across natural waist seam then doubled

Hips: Measured 7" from natural waist seam, measured across then doubled

Bodice: Top of shoulder to natural waist seam

Sustainable Clothing Care

From over a decade's worth of experience as a vintage clothing seller and collector, we are sharing some general care and laundering advice gleaned from women of the past. Practicing these "vintage" methods is another way to be more sustainable.

  • Wear a slip with your garments to keep your garments cleaner longer (in most cases it takes much less water/resources to launder a slip than it does a garment)
  • Wear your garments more than once before laundering
  • Use cold water to launder your garments, hot water can deconstruct the fibers of your garments more and also can cause shrinkage.
  • If using a machine, only wash full loads of laundry
  • Hang garments to dry (every Adored Vintage girl loves seeing clothes on a line!) Dryers can really be rough on your garments (that lint trap is literally bits of your clothes as it slowly falls apart!)
  • Spot clean garments immediately
  • Hand wash your clothing as often as possible.
  • Learn simple repair and mend skills to increase the longevity of your garments.

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