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Beaded Box Purses & Handbags

Vintage 1930's - 1940's - 1950's
 Hard-sided Hat Box & Pill Box Purse

Styles With: Mirrored Interior Lids, Celluloid Accents, Beaded Handles
Shaped In: Rounds, Ovals, Tapered and Abstracts


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Purse Categories:

Beaded Purses

Beaded Scenes, Carpets,
Birds, Bugs, Animals

Box Purses
1930's - 1940's - 1950's

Change Purse &
Coin Holders

Compact Purses &

Elegant Evening Bags

Mesh & Metal Purses

Petit Point, Fabric &
Tapestry Purses

Rhinestone Handbags

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Hand Mirrors & Sets



Linens & Textiles

Perfume Bottles

Personal & Wardrobe


Vanity Dresser Items


Vintage Beaded Box Purse, Celluloid Top

Fabulous 1940's hard sided beaded purse & handle.
glass beads, sparkly iridescent navy blue, all intact,
top feels like celluloid, possible Lucite or Bakelite,
mirrored interior cover is good, pocketed lining,
great condition, no losses or chips, clean, cared for.

Item  3-415D           This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order via Email


Jet Black Glass Beaded 1940 Box Purse

A must have wardrobe accessory in basic jet black,
round hat box beaded purse, ruffled beadwork
secure beaded handle with one clear signature bead,
attached cover has a perfect interior beveled mirror,
black satin lining is clean, damage free, barely used,
overall excellent condition, no flaws found, perfect.

Item  3-410 D       This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order via Email

You save over 35% on this item and free shipping in the lower 48 US states. **

Vintage 1940's Beaded Box Purse, Bronze

Gorgeous sparkling bronzy brown hat box purse,
beautiful sturdy and robust twisted beaded handle,
detachable cover with perfect beveled mirror,
brown satin lining is clean, looking hardly used,
wonderful example in excellent, splendid condition.

Item  3-51A             This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order

Black oval glass beaded box purse Black oval beaded box purse 1940's Black oval beaded box purse detachable mirrored cover 1940's Black oval box purse fully beaded handle

This is a classic 1940's oval glass beaded box purse in rich black.   The detachable cover comes mirrored as shown with some darkened areas to the silvering but you won't have any trouble using it for make-up application, it will continue to show a good image for many years.  The beading is in solid good condition, there is probably a row of beads missing at the very edge of the cover on one side but it is not very noticeable at all.  The interior black satin lining with pocket is clean, the fully beaded handle is secure and overall it appears only gently used.  Measuring 4 1/2 inches in height by 8 inches across the cover by 3 3/4 in depth, this beaded box purse will find many occasions to be carried.

Item  2-118 C          $185.00   Now $120.00       Place Order via Email

You save 35% on this item and free shipping in the lower 48 US states. **

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The color on this round beaded box purse is fantastic but very hard to photograph.  The cut and faceted glass beads cover the entire purse and shimmer iridescent pinkish/orange highlights, sparkling at every angle.  The interior of the cover has a perfect mirror with a small beveled edge, the inside of the purse is well complimented with a satin lining and the purse is in wonderful condition with only minimal bead loss along the very bottom edge of the cover as shown in photo #4, hardly noticeable, I had to tip my camera upward to see it, certainly not detracting or diminishing.  No further losses are detected, the purse measures 5 1/4 inches tall by 5 1/4 across the cover and is a splendid example of a 1940's box purse, I know you'll find the color to be unusual and enjoy the full gathered ruffled body.

Item  1-1023 A          $185.00   Now $120.00       Place Order via Email

You save 35% on this item and free shipping in the lower 48 US states. **

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