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Vintage 1940s Purse PICHEL in Luxe Black Velvet with Satin Lining Lucite Handle

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Wonderful condition and does not look like it was ever used. It has no attached coin purse, the

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Feb 18, 2014 11:20:00 EST
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US $41.99
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Approximately C $46.36
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Price:
US $125.00
Approximately C $138.00
 
 
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Item location:
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Item specifics

Seller Notes: Wonderful condition and does not look like it was ever used. It has no attached coin purse, the inside thread cord is there but there is nothing attached and does not look like there ever was.
Era:

1930-1946 (Depression, WWII)

Material:

Velvet with Plastic Lucite Look Handle

Vintage Type:

True Vintage

Brand:

Pichel

Style:

Baguette

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

Color:

Black


PICHEL
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Vintage 1940s Purse
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Bag Height - approx. 8 1/4 inches - Bag Width (at widest point of bottom) - 12 1/2 inches
(Detailed Measurements below Description)

Description:

This vintage 40s Pichel purse is in excellent condition and doesn't look like it was ever used.

A jet black and very soft velvet, I am guessing is a silk or rayon velvet as it's very lush.

Please note the measurements, as it is not large like many of todays bags, and is more of a smaller baguette size.

It has soft folds and gathers with some hand finishing inside, and the interior is lined in a glossy black satin.
The bag is substantial, and while it is soft bodied, it holds it shape.

Any marks are flash not crushing..... the velvet is so lush it catches the light in the pictures creating lighter and darker areas.

The curved handle is a solid plastic type of early lucite with a very glossy finish and carved appearance.
It is "not" hand carved however, nor is it tortoise or applejuice bakelite, despite looking like it in the pictures.

The condition is excellent, and it really doesn't look like it was ever used.

The only thing I can note is a slim gold thread cord inside.... that was probably intended to hold coin purse.
(it's quite long so it doesn't look like a coin purse was ever attached)
It can easily be snipped off, as it's attached at a seam just under the lip of the interior pocket.
You may want to remove it, perhaps tie a spare key to it, or add your own coin purse.

A truly lovely purse that is in wonderful condition.
It would also look fabulous with a vintage brooch added to the center of the outer flap.

Pichel handbags were known for their high quality materials, and were very popular in the 30s, 40s, and 50s,
appearing in many fashion magazines like Vogue, etc.
Irving Pichel was a resident of New York, and he patented many of his handbag designs (can be found via Google).
It is interesting to note how much some of todays bags (and bags of the time) echo his early designs.
After looking at numerous pages of his purse design patents, I couldn't find this particular purse,
so it may have been a custom design for a client or a prototype (therefore the coin purse wasn't added).
It seems he favored the draped fabric bags in the very early 40s.



MEASUREMENTS:

Bag Height - approx. 8 1/4 inches
Bag Width (at widest point of bottom) - 12 1/2 inches
Handle Drop - 3 1/2 inches
Handle Width (bottom) - just short of 5 1/2 inches



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