1940s Large Dark Blue Gabardine Clutch Purse with Lucite Closure
Era - 1940s
Measurements - The purse is 17 x 9 inches.
Label - 'Forstmann Woolens' and Mam'selle Original' label on the change purse.
Fabric - wool gabardine
Large, very dark blue wool gab clutch. Quilted flowers embroidered on the front. Envelope style with 2 flaps and 2 inner compartments. The closure is a clear golden-yellow lucite with carved lines. Has attached change purse inside.
Condition - Good condition. The point on the top flap has some fraying on the edge - see 4th photo. The hole in that photo is meant to be there, it hooks onto a metal stud then the lucite closure clamps on to it. But there was probably a grommet around that hole originally. There are two 1/8 inch holes in the wool on the bottom of the purse. On the back there are two 1/4 inch holes and three 1/8 inch holes. Some light spots.