Here is a beautiful WHITING & DAVIS Ladies Art Deco Evening Bag from the late 1930's-1940's. It is made of gold flat mesh, the top of the frame is scalloped, and it has a beautiful rhinestone clasp.The interior is beautiful salmon colored satin. It has a matching coin purse. The following hallmarks appear on the inside frame Made in U. A, the company logo, and the number 2964.
In 1937, Whiting & Davis teamed up with Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli to create a collection of daytime and evening handbags. The styles were pouch-shaped finely crafted in flat and beadlite mesh, featuring rhinestone clasps with finishes in gold, studded silver and iridescent pearl white. This item is in excellent overall condition. I do not see any defects or signs of use at all.The little mirror is missing, however. This item came from the stock of a high-end ladies clothing and accessories boutique in Studio City, California that was very popular with movie stars and celebrities during the 1950's to about 1970.
The shop closed when the owner died in the early 1970's. All the stock was put into storage for decades and we recently acquired these items. I believe that all of the items are new and unused (NOS). Note: It is possible that some of the items were display items. I don't believe that any are used.
This item measures 23 X 14 cm. Not made like this anymore. Great gift - even if it's for yourself! The item "WHITING & DAVIS Ladies Gold Flat Mesh Art Deco Evening Bag 1930's-40's Very Nice" is in sale since Sunday, December 9, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "neve2" and is located in A.
This item can be shipped worldwide.