Unbranded 1940s Evening Bag
1940s Black Velvet Evening Vintage Handbag Shoulder Bag With Purse Comb & Mirror and Business Card From Sir John W Lorden J.P Carlton Constitutional Club St Stephens
Condition is "Used". In lovely preowned condition
Small vintage velvet handbag shoulder bag; with lovely gold tone gilded frame R embellishment along with a later added 36 inch chain strap which has a 16 inch drop. The chain strap could be shortened or removed as it has only been stitched to the gilded frame and is a much later addition.
I did think of removing it but am minded that a shoulder chain strap could afford more wearability than just the arm strap to the rear.
Beautiful satin lining with a mirror in original wrapping and purse with comb inside along with a business card for Sir John W Lorden J.P Carlton Constitutional Club St Stephens
Sir John W Lorden died in 1944, so this bag appears to predate 1944.
Size 8 x 5.5 x 1 inches (Width, Height, Depth)
Wrist strap to rear
The black fabric purse which contains a brown cellulose comb is in beautiful condition lined with ivory rayon fabric. Measures 5 x 2.5 inches.
The small comb is in good condition with all teeth in place Measures 4 6/8 x 1.1/8 inches.
The mirror and original grease proof wrapping are in fair to,good condition. The mirror has water type marks to the front.
The business card from Sir John W Lorden J.P
Carlton Constitutional Club St Stephens is in very good condition.
Sir John William Lorden 15 July 1862 - 21 April 1944
Director of the Aerated Bread Company.
Mayer of Wandsworth 1903 and 1907.
Municipal Reform Party member of the London County Council representing Wandsworth 1910-13.
Member of Parliament for North St Pancras 1918-23.
In 1917 was fined £50 and 15 guineas costs for feeding poultry with bread. 11 June 1917 - Birmingham Daily Mail and other papers,
Presented a challenge cup to The Borough of Wandsworth Rifle Club
Knighted in the 1925 Birthday Honours for political and public services".
Buried in Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium
The Carlton Club is a gentlemen's club in London which describes itself as the "oldest, and most important of all Conservative clubs.
Membership of the club is by nomination and election only.
Dispatched Royal Mail Recorded
Vintage Girl Nicole.