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Two-Sided Mother-of-Pearl Carry-all Minaudiere

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I am very happy to offer you this gorgeous and totally unused vintage compact carry-all purse coming from the 1930's to the 1950 era.  This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a well stored carry-all, complete with it's beige flannel pouch, showing darker in the photos. Originally from a fine estate, this compact carry-all is layered in radiant mother-of-pearl giving off various tones in pink, green, and multi ivory shades.



My photos are very good but they don't quite capture all the depth to the colors that this purse gives off.  In certain lighting you will also see some blues.  The pearl, which covers "both sides" of the special carry-all, is in superior condition, no damages, in fact, I don't even see a scratch. The purse is cased in a golden brassy metal that is in very fine condition. Overall, it shows only a little aging, it's nice and bright and so is the wide heavy mesh bracelet style handle, offering a comfortable fit over the wrist.  Since the interior of this carry-all was never used, I would say this purse just sat on top of someone's vanity to be admired or perhaps was handled occasionally and then just stored away for safe keeping.


This compact carry-all, also referred to as a Minaudiere, is two sided with two clasps, all in solid order as are all hinges and working mechanisms.  The interior maintains it's original components which include the unused powder well with clean unused puff, a clean lipstick tube, the hinged money clip and the little fabric holder which contains a lovely celluloid comb.  The beveled mirror shows a clear images along with some early signs of aging but nothing that detracts from it's use.  The mirror will service you well for decades to come. The cigarette compartment has plenty of room to carry a vintage hanky if desired.  This stunning compact purse measures nearly 5 & 1/2 in length by 3 & 1/8 in width by 7/8 in depth and the mesh handle drops 5 & 1/2 inches.  Overall, I would have to say that this is a splendid example of a vintage carry-all, in wonderfully well kept condition, a treasure.


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