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   Vintage Oval Celluloid Purse Frame Dated 1922

   Flapper Handbag Frame Mirrored Lid

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Vintage dated 1920's oval celluloid purse frame with mirrored lid 

Please consider adding your light weight flapper beaded purse to this oval celluloid purse frame. This frame comes from a collection of purse frames that were never used, they were just stored away for decades until they were shipped to me. This celluloid example comes from the 1920's era and it does have sew holes for attaching your purse. It is in very fine condition, suffering no damages, cracks, hairlines or serious issues, just a bit of aging to the inner mirror.



I have taken plenty of photos which show this frame and it's coloring very well. The top is a shiny celluloid with variegated tones of dark brown/black with a molted amber orange graining, looking similar to wood. The top has a permanently attached small loop which connects the black celluloid carry handle. All of the links are in nice condition, I see no real problems with the celluloid. My photos show the condition of this frame and as you can see, it is not all scratched up, it is in great condition. The interior of this frame is patent dated April 25, 1922, how marvelous to have a dated frame.


The clasp has an interesting spring mechanism. It has a ball that must be gently pulled back to open the lid and then pulled back to close it. It is in solid working order. The clasp and the bottom of the frame are in a shade of black and there are sew holes along the bottom edge for attaching your purse. These frames accommodated light weight knitted beaded flapper bags that were about 5 inches in diameter across the top beaded edge. A custom made silk bag would also look dynamite on this frame. The interior lid houses a mirror which is in clear usable condition, with just a little streaking, as shown. The mirror is held in place with a decorative Greek key patterned metal band. The photo below shows a yellowy reflection which is not on the celluloid lid, please ignore it. This celluloid frame has an oval shape and measures 3⅝ inches from side to side, 2 from front to back, it has inch of depth and the chain handle drops 6 inches. This is a lovely vintage 1920's celluloid oval purse frame, please consider adding or making a purse for it and finally give it purpose, you will be the first to use it.


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