Black English Corde Handbag

This is a fantastic example of english Corde handbag.  It is in immaculate condition.  The classic simple 50s shape has a lovely geometric pattern on the front and is finished with a gilt frame and clasp.

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£85.00 tax incl.


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This Corde handbag has come from my own private collection.  I have been collecting Corde handbags for about 30 years!  Scarry when you think about it.  I had some packed away for more than three years so decided it was time that some of them found a new home.

For those of you who are not familiar with this make of handbag.  They were handmade in London and are quite different to the American equivalent.  The english Corde are nearly always structured bags with a frame.  I have only had one or two which have a softer appearance.  The workmanship is superb and they will last forever if you don't put them in sunlight.

This example measures8.5"/21 cms across, is 7"/18 cms high and 3"/7 cms across the width at the bottom.  It is a classic A line shape.

The top of the frame is covered with Corde with a central gilt clasp.  The interior is in heavy satin with a zipped pocket on one side and a double open pocket on the other one section is for your lipstick.  The bottom does have one small lipstick stain.

They really are a thing of beauty and would add glamour to any 40s suit or 'little black dress'!