1950s - woven straw & brown leather top handle box purse / handbag

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A perfect 1950s spring and summer purse :)

True vintage 1950s woven straw and brown leather top handle box purse with metal twist-lock clasp.

Near perfect vintage condition; light wear from age and use. Some darker spots on leather side panels and some darkening to leather-covered top handles (see photos). A small spike from one of the metal studs on the bottom of the bag has poked through to the interior lining (see photo). No holes, rips, tears, stains, markings, areas of discoloration, broken straw, tears in leather or other issues / damage other than noted.

Classic shape and style with round top and flat bottom. Two rounded, leather-covered top handles are attached to top of back with gold-tone metal hinges. Bag opens down the middle at top with a metal twist-lock clasp. Clasp is in great working condition.

Body of bag is made of thin, woven straw. Straw is strong and somewhat stiff. Brown leather side panels on left and right sides of bag attached with small round metal studs.

Top and bottom of bag also have horizontal brown leather panels. Round metal studs attach leather at bottom of bag as well.

Four metal feet on bottom.

Lined on the inside with beige vinyl material. No pockets. Vinyl lining is very clean overall.

Tag has been attached to lining with metal stud, so only the backside is visible; readable part of tag reads 'Made in Hong Kong'.

Body of purse: 8.75" x 5" x 4.5"
Base: 8.75" x 4.5"
Drop: 3.5" from underside of handles to top of purse
Handles: 9" end to end

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