B1095 - SOLD
This is the most amazing and beautiful antique French silk brocade handbag dating from the early 1900's. It is divine as a bag but if you turn it over you will the see the trade mark ' A LA MARQUISE DE SÉVIGNÉ, CHOCOLAT DE ROYAT, A. ROUZAUD' and that in fact the bag was originally used as a presentation box for high quality chocolates.
'A La Marquise De Sévigné' was the brand name of a company founded by Clémentine and Auguste Rouzaud in 1900. Between 1900 and 1914 the brand was recognized in many stores across France and in the Boulevard de la Madeleine and Place Victor Hugo in Paris.
The chocolates are long gone and the only confection now left is this exquisite bag. It is covered in a gorgeous silk brocade textile with a roses and flower garland design in subtle shades. The edges and two handles are trimmed with a gold metallic passementerie.
The interior of the bag is lined with a lovely green cotton textile which pulls out to form a drawstring bag. The string is also of gold metallic.
The quality is without a doubt and the chocolates must have been very expensive!
The bag is in excellent condition and extremely useable. There is some minor scuffing to the bottom where it has been set down and one small mark on the pull out drawstring bag, but absolutely nothing to draw the eye.
It measures :- 25 cm (9.75 inches) high x 36 cm (14 inches) wide x 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) deep.
This beautiful bag is from a carefully selected collection of gorgeous antique French decorative pieces & accessories at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
N.B. We have photographed the handbag with 2 antique feather boas soon to be listed in our other items.
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Possible delivery methods: U.K. & France, Europe, Rest of World