Hand Made to Order 1930s John-Fredericks Metallic Gold & Black Woven Evening Bag w Sequin Detailing

This is one of two incredible made to order custom made bags that I have for you today. They are from the late 1930s, maybe early 1940s period. Each is amazing and were made by John-Frederick. The John part of the label is John Harberger who later became famously known as the milliner behind that famous Mr. John hat company that he started in 1948. The Frederick part of the label was Frederick Hirst who was another famous milliner. John and Frederick formed a partnership in 1929 and they did made to order bags like this. Seeing a hand bag from this partnership is very rare.

The exterior of the bag is woven thin cording and then the cording is covered in gold, black and clear sequins. Hundreds of these cover the bag so that it has a subtle glint in the light. Horizontal rows with the ivory, black and gold are set over the base of the bag. It's almost a square shape that narrows down a little by the top of the bag. The handle is the same fabric and sequin mix.  It is a single wide band set across the top of the bag in a slight twist.. There is a zipper that runs across the top with a black ribbon pull and the inner lining is an ivory grain with a zipper inner pocket. It is a one of a kind and a rare piece of history from this time period. Excellent condition

The body of the bag measures 9.5" high x 11" wide. The handle is approx 3.5" thick and the total height of the bag is 14" including the handle when you are holding it.

Item# DD4670

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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