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French Designer Sparkling Jet Black Beaded Purse by Dofan

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So rarely do I find one of these sparkly 1930's French jet black beaded evening purses by Dofan, a designer who understood the dynamics of elegant and luxurious wardrobe accessories.

Vintage Dofan designer French Beaded purse

These exceptional creations were made by hand, in France, and for many decades, have continued to be sought-after as desirable fashion statements.

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French designer vintage purse   Elegant sparkly jet black vintage evening handbag

My photos are very good and show you the lively sparkle to the tiny cut and faceted jet glass beads. This purse will sparkle in any type of lighting, day or evening. The beadwork is in fabulous condition, tightly sewn together. I find no missing beads, snags or any other flaws and the purse is well attached to the frame at all points. This is a nice clean purse and does not require additional hand washing. This chic evening handbag has been properly stored for many years and carries with a medium soft  hand, however, it is not overly soft to the touch. The original interior satin lining is in respectable but gently used condition with no real problems. It has a pocket with the Dofan designer logo stenciled in place.

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As stylish as the beadwork is, this purse is really all about the frame. The French designer Dofan chose a brassy toned frame and layered it with 36 finely cut prong set clear rhinestones and 25 pearls along with an intricate layering of glass and metal French steel beads, including the side arms of the frame. All together, the details are quite extraordinary, a gorgeous and intricate work of art, well sculpted with lots of dimension. The frame is in impeccable condition and the lift to open clasp adds another level of charm. This purse stuffed with tissue measures 5� inches in height by 8 inches in width and the side gusset is 2 inches in depth. The brassy toned slinky styled chain handle drops the purse by 4 inches. I don't find many of the elegant beaded evening bags by the designer Dofan, this one is truly worth considering, it's the epitome of feminine eloquence..


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