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Josef Designer Evening Clutch Purse, ca 1940's

French Embroidered in Real Point de Beauvais

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Josef white beaded blue gray embroidered elegant French evening clutch purse 

Thank you so much for visiting and taking a closer look at this exquisitely charming 1940's Josef French designer evening clutch. Being a lover of the Wedgwood blue tones, I say WOW concerning this hand held clutch style evening handbag. The French were the best at mastering the Point de Beauvais stitch, a technique also known as Tambour embroidery. These highly skilled embroiderers really knew how to put together a truly elegant handbag and that talent is evident on this purse.






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Vintage 1940 Josef French designer beaded blue embroidered evening clutch  Josef vintage 1940 Tambour embroidered beaded evening clutch purse

This color palette is very hard to find on a Josef evening bag. I had a similar purse, once before, but over a decade ago. The body of this clutch is layered in pure white glass seed beads and heavily infused with Wedgwood blue and gray embroidery. In my photos, there may appear to be missing beads here and there but actually, there is embroidery all over this purse, as the pattern is very intricate and detailed. There are several shades of Wedgwood grays and blues, making for a spectacular presentation. Needless to say, as a lover of these color tones, I am enamored by this purse. The workmanship carries itself throughout and around this clutch. As far as I am concerned, it doesn't get much prettier for the lover of these tones. This clutch styled purse is in wonderful vintage condition, professionally cleaned, showing no real problems whatsoever. My photos are showing very well on my screen and give a true depiction of what this purse looks like with several shades of gray and subtle Wedgwood blues.

Josef elegant embroidered and beaded evening clutch purse Pointe de Beauvais  Vintage 1940 Josef white beaded blue gray embroidered evening clutch handbag

The golden brassy toned frame is in very fine vintage condition. The top of the frame is covered with matching beading and embroidery. The clasp spans the width of the frame and folds over the clutch. It lifts up to open and it closes properly, functioning on a piano type hinge that runs across the backside of the frame. This beautiful clutch carries with a medium hand, not too soft and not stiff, and maintains a lovely shape when stuffed with tissue paper, as pictured. I recommend keeping your beaded evening purses with clean tissue paper inside, as to preserve it's proper shape and avoid potential damage caused by long term creasing.

 Vintage 1940 Josef beaded embroidered clutch purse  1940 Vintage Josef designer French embroidered evening clutch

The quality, soft ivory, satin lining is in respectable and cleaned vintage condition, showing only small signs of usage and a little age appropriate patina along the edge of the frame, certainly nothing naughty. The interior sports dual double walled pockets and it's Josef designer label. Stuffed with tissue, it measures 5 inches in height by 9 inches across the bottom, 7 inches across the frame and the side gusset spans about an inch and a half. Since this is a clutch, it will carry in your hand and will will adore carrying this French Josef designer evening handbag. So, if you love these colors, then please think about adding this unique clutch, in a rarely found combination of white beaded with Wedgwood gray and blue embroidery, to your treasured wardrobe accessories. This chic and stylish work of art deserves your attention and consideration. Thank you for taking the time to look at this wonderful vintage evening accessory.

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