Antique Style Victorian Edwardian Romantic Queen Marie Louise Silk Ribbonwork Embroidery and Antique Lace envelope-style clutch purse handbag ......another of my fabulous antique-inspired, totally romantic original bags/purses---previous ones have sold out super-quickly so am planning a whole new group of new ones, all with exquisite silk ribbon embroidery! This ONE OF A KIND (and ready to ship immediately!) beauty is lavished with tons of antique laces and trims in different designs and types, as well as delicate and intricate hand embroidered silk ribbon roses, buds and leaves. I decided to design my own very antique-inspired pieces that incorporate some of the exquisite laces, trims & materials in my never ending stash, with elegant, precise & clean rather than "tattered" details....you won't find any raw edges or haphazardly tacked-on doilies here, only the fabulous vintage elements and fine-couture quality finishing that is the standard for all my creations.
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I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful wearable pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine, freshly-cleaned condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here!
This incredible, one of a kind piece with a nostalgic rococo roses-and-lace theme was inspired by my love of antique Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's fashions and the delicate, beautiful beaded and jeweled bags that were made to accompany those styles....The body of this bag, which is an rounded envelope/clutch-style, is of beautiful custom-printed pink floral cotton twill layered over a light weight foundation to hold its shape; the deep foldover flap is overlaid with a front panel of extraordinarily fine antique lace, pearl glass bead trim, delicate pleated silk ruffling, rococo ribbon trim, and silk picot loop edging; all framing the centerpiece around which I've hand embroidered very extensive groupings of exquisite, delicate silk ribbonwork roses in ivory/pale pink and vivid pinks with green silk foliage...In the center of this extraordinary purse is a vintage print of French Queen/Empress Marie Louise (second wife of Napoleon), bordered by antique lace and pink silk picot loop edging, as well as ivory glass pearl beads. All of this is worked upon a layer of exquisite and extremely fine antique lace with the most delicate of patterns, which is in turn layered over iridescent dusty rose silk taffeta. Around the edge of the top flap I've added the most delicate, beautiful tiny-pleated pink silk ruffling layered with antique ecru scalloped trim. Two rows of wide ecru and pink antique lace are handsewn on the front main body of the bag, topped by two rows of fine vintage rose and green rococo ribbonwork trim that echoes the colors of the hand embroidered roses above.
The purse also has a loop closure of ombre pale-pink-to-pale-green silk satin cording and an exquisite iridescent green Czech glass button to which I've added a centerpiece of a small medallion set with pink and green Swarovski crystals. Fully lined in iridescent dusty rose silk. All textile elements of this purse are very meticulously HAND SEWN on to the silk--strictly old-school craftsmanship...
Perfect size for the essentials: eyeglasses or cell phone, compact, keys, and a lipstick or two---measurements of this beauty are approx. 9.5" by 7.5", a very nice and comfortable size and not too small to hold all the necessities. Fabulous gift for a special person and a wonderful evening or wedding bag, or even just a gorgeous display piece!
Please make sure this will suit you as to size and style before you purchase.....I don't accept returns or do alterations, sorry! Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more bags and purses coming up very soon, as well as my very popular antique-style hats, clothing, jeweled frames & fabulous jewelry, with antique/vintage custom-dressed dolls coming very soon.....I try to list new items at least weekly....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties including the gorgeous coordinating jewelry for the total vintage look. Thanks for visiting!
Payment is due immediately upon purchasing item(s); I now accept Direct Checkout so buyers will have more payment options.....PLEASE NOTE: I do not take "offers", sell wholesale, or do ANY discounts other than on combined shipping; emails and messages asking for "deals", free shipping, free merchandise, free tutorials or price reductions will not be responded to---please do not ask!
Important---PLEASE READ: I HAVE A FIVE TO SIX WEEK COMPLETION TIME prior to shipping many of my pieces (Some items are ready made and can be shipped immediately--these are noted as such in the listing descriptions), and I only ship once a week. I do my best to keep to the estimated shipping dates shown on orders/invoices, but please keep in mind those are only estimates, and there may be unforeseen slight delays in shipping time on occasion. ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMPLETION/SHIPPING TIME! Custom orders also may take longer than stated timeframes.
SHIPPING IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. I ship everything the best, safest and quickest way possible to keep my creations safe and protected from damage, etc. I will NOT ship my items in cheap envelopes or any other methods than well-boxed USPS Mail, as that is the only method that affords trackability especially for overseas shipments---cheaper methods don't. All purchases are shipped USPS Mail with tracking, no exceptions.
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All sales are final and I don't accept returns, so please be sure it's the item you want and read the description carefully, and ask any questions you have before buying. If an item is damaged in shipment we'll be happy to repair it at no charge but ONLY if that is requested immediately upon your receipt of the damaged item, not weeks, months, or years later, or after you've worn or used it! I am not responsible for an item not fitting you properly, or color of item looking "different" as on your screen, or "looking too big" in person......as all items are very, very carefully described as to sizing, color, dimensions, etc. Clothing and hats in particular, are absolutely NOT returnable for any reason so please be very sure of what you require and take particular note of listed measurements and dimensions.
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