1900s Art Nouveau Burgundy Velvet and Brass Vintage Evening Bag

This evocative and stylish evening bag was created in the 1900s.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some darkening to the metal chain of the bad and very minor wear to the lining. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the usability or beauty of the bag.


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The Details...

This evening bag features a brass frame with floral motifs attached to it in a typically sinuous Art Nouveau design. The bag is constructed from burgundy velvet. The bag fastens with a kiss clasp and is lined with burgundy silk. It features one central compartment and one small internal pocket. It has a chain handle. The bag measures 18cm x 17.5cm. The chain is 15cm in length. 

A Short History...

The accessories of the Art Nouveau period can be exemplified by an allusion to the natural world. With its organically decorated frame, this purse is particularly representative of this aesthetic phase, which began in the 1880s and started to wane in the 1900s/1910s.

Wear it With...

This evening bag would be perfect paired with a black tuxedo and gold court shoes.

  • Colour Red, Gold
  • Era 1900s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Floral, Edwardian Elegance