The beautiful gold and beige hard-frame soft-side clutch is in great condition. While the bag is certainly not from the early 20th century, the overall motif is very similar to Art Nouveau fashion. The oyster shaped snap closure is beautifully decorated with clear multi-faceted faux stones on the top and front of the closure. The metallic glittery acrylic handle will lay down on either side. The bottom of this clamshell style evening bag/clutch is hinged. The off-white cream colored interior is super clean and does not appear to have ever been used. Also, the interior has two open storage sections that are separated by a zipper closure storage pocket. There is an open elastic-top storage pocket on the outer side of the back section. In addition, there is a little gold key ring around the base of each handle mount. They are so small that they are most likely meant to hold a tag or something from which a larger ring can be attached.
The bag has a fixed metal frame with soft sides. Under magnification, the clasp appears to be gold-tone. The soft sides have a woven gold tweed-like appearance. However, the material appears to have a solid surface with a gold color. Hence, the glittery gold appearance.
There are no discernible marks for identification on this gorgeous gold and beige clutch.
There is an inner tag that shows the bag was made in China which puts this bag being produced sometime in the late 1980's to 1990's.
There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous evening bag. While the bag does not appear to have ever been used, there are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the bag - mainly from handling and storage. While it is more noticeable in the pictures, there are a couple of slight rub marks or wear places on the sides - see pictures. The gold colored metal is surprisingly clean with only a few marks. The thick soft sides have a semi-soft feel. They are not cushioned but not hard either. There is a small little area on the back right where the soft sided material is sticking out just a little. This is most likely due to the aging thicker material being introduced to various temperatures.
The decorative possibilities for this beautiful gold and beige evening bag are many. Aside from weddings, proms, and/or other more formal dates, this gorgeous little bag with its glittery acrylic handle would make a great decorative piece for a vanity or bathroom area. Since the bag has the hard frame, it will easily stand at attention wherever it is displayed. Also, the bedroom or collectibles' shelf would welcome this beautiful gold and beige clutch as a special reminder of that one time that the pumpkin turned into Prince Charming - no offense to pumpkins of course. In addition, the growing handbag collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this gorgeous gold and beige clutch.
The collector will appreciate this beautiful gold and beige Art Nouveau style clutch for its great condition, gorgeous lines, and rich vibrant appearance.
The beautiful gold and beige hard-frame soft-side clutch weighs 11.1 oz.
The clamshell style hinged bottom evening bag measures 4.25" tall to the top of the bag and 5" tall to the top of the oyster-shaped snap-clasp closure.
The evening measures 7 9/16" tall to the top of the extended acrylic handle.
The clutch measures 5.5" wide x 2 5/8" deep.
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Vintage Evening Bag Beige and Gold Clutch w Glittery Acrylic Handle Hard Frame Soft Sides Hinged Bottom Dual Compartments w Center Zipper Storage
1-2 business days
Estimated shipping times
North America : 3 - 5 business days
Europe : 7 - 10 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.