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Vintage 1920 1930 expandable gate style purse frame Art Nouveau embossed designs 

This oval topped expandable purse frame has the gate style opening and is from the 1920's era. This frame comes from a collection of unused frames that were packed away for many decades and had not been handled or cleaned until they were shipped to me. I have polished this frame and chain handle but not too much, it has a pleasant patina that will add character to your purse. This frame is in excellent condition and suffers no mechanical problems.



You might option to polish this frame to a higher finish but I left it as I like it, with a bit of aged patina showing. As you can see, this frame is well constructed with many hinges and rivets, all of which are in sound working order. The bottom of the frame is looped with a sew holes at each hinge. Although the lid is shaped in an oval, the frame expands to near round and is large enough for me to place my rather larger hand inside the opening. My photos are showing this frame well, with all of it's attributes and silvery color tones. If you have ever worked one of these frames, you know that it takes a little practice at fitting the closed gate back into the lid but keeping the chain handle out of the way is essential for achieving a smooth and easier closure.


The top lid is delightful, the center has engraved lines and the outer perimeter is stylish with it's embossed Art Nouveau type flowers and swirly curves. The lid is not dented and it does fit the gate inside, nice and snug, as it should fit. The hinge that connects the lid to the gate is in secure, damage free condition. This frame measures as follows: the lid is 1⅞ inches from side to side by 1⅜ inches from front to back; the frame sits 1 inches in height; the gate opens nearly 4 inches by 3 in diameter, almost round, and the chain handle drops the frame by 5 inches. Please consider adding a light weight purse to this adorable expandable purse frame from the 1920's era.


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