This is a very unusual 1940s square shaped box style evening bag featuring a very intricate arrangement of black seed beads.
The beading is arranged in a loosely triangular arrangement, and there is a spectacular double rope twist beaded strap. The frame of the bag is in gold-tone brass, with simple stylised horseshoe links for the strap, and an elliptical button clasp.
inside the bag opens to a black satin interior comprising of two main compartments with a zip pocket in between. There are a further compartments for compact and lipstick. The pockets are edged in gold leather piping. There is a makers label inside A DU BONNETTE ORIGINAL. in cream and red satin.
Condition of the bag is very good. There are some slight losses to beads at the very corners. But with no further losses. And the beading is strong and steadfast. Handle is supple and beading all intact. Hardware is slightly tarnished, mainly at the top of the frame.
Interior is in good worn condition.
Zipper works well. Clasp is strong and secure.
Dimensions 16 x 16cm 7cm deep.
strap is 45cm in length.