Sioux Beaded Doctor’s Bag

Sioux Beaded Doctor’s Bag

  Lakota Sioux Beaded Doctors Bag. c.1900 Fully beaded bag with use of lazy stitch beading decorated with various Sioux geometric forms as well as butterflies.  Rather than thread, the beading was done with sinew. The Lakota would trade for European beads in the...
Koret Patent Leather KINGPIN

Koret Patent Leather KINGPIN

Type & Material: Patent Leather Purse Designer/Maker: Koret Date/Era: 1940's Description: A popular bag in the 40’s .This large patent leather bag with a gigantic diaper-pin handle serves as a pun on wartime elegance "SAFETY FIRST".  From the collection of Wilma...
Figural Frame – Leather Bag

Figural Frame – Leather Bag

Type: Silver Figural Frame Material: 800 Silver Frame, Leather Body Designer/Origin: unknown Markings: none Dimensions: 8" at widest part x 8" not incl chain Era: 1915 The leather snakeskin body is a later addition to the frame, no idea when it was added.  The...
French Suede Vanity Purse

French Suede Vanity Purse

Type: Suede Vanity Purse Material: Suede, Brass, Wire Designer/Maker: Jeanne Bernard, Paris Date/Era: 1940's Les Creations Jeanne Bernard Paris Hand Made In France.  Black suede vanity purse shaped like a mandolin, 1940's.  Contains original celluloid and brass comb,...
Art Deco Purse

Art Deco Purse

Type: Art Deco Enamel Frame Material: Enamel frame, wool bag Designer/Maker: unknown Date/Era: 1930's This was a gift to Elaine Osowiecky.  It arrived, unexpectedly, in the mail as a 'thank you' from a friend whom Elaine had helped in a big way.  Beautiful enamel...