#2323   Leather Clutch   c. 1940s 


Burgundy leather, black silk faille lining, silk change purse with silver chain, chrome closure with chrome spring.

Provenance: Clutch belonged to socialite Georgie Smith Young Ridgley Hebbard Wilkins. Georgie was born in San Francisco, c. 1906. She lived in Baltimore, New York City and Paris before moving to Beacon Hill, Boston where she lived for over 50 years until her death in 2001.

Label: Stamped in silver, an icon of a leaping stag plus a woven silk "Bergdorf Goodman" label.

Condition: Excellent. In lining one small tear and some soiling.

Measurements: Wd, 9" x Ht, 6.75".

Comments: This butter soft leather clutch has an unusual Moderne design. The cut out chrome band flips down (bottom spring) to release the folded over top. Clutch is designed with a back hand hold and two small interior pockets as well as a change purse on a chrome chain. Included in this sale are the 50+ year old contents - two tickets to the 1949 Princeton/Harvard football game, two 3 cent stamps and other appointment cards.