Dark Red Snakeskin Box Purse Vintage 1940s
Gorgeous dark red snakeskin box purse features a curved “coffin top” lid that dates to the 1940s. The shape is similar to that of a rounded top trunk. The interior is lined in blood red moiré fabric and there are tiny goldtone metal feet. It snaps closed with a snakeskin covered tab. The handle is also snakeskin.
Measurements: 8” wide x 4 1/8” deep x 4” high at the highest point of the curved top. The handle is about 16 ¼” long and 7/8” wide.
Condition: Very good. The closure snaps securely. There are minor scuffs scattered on the exterior of the purse, most particularly on the front of one bottom corner (the last photo is an attempt to show this), as well as areas where the scales are lifted a bit. One of the tabs where the handle is attached is twisted from years of being stored, but is not an actual issue since it is straightened when the purse is held and is noted for the sake of being thorough. The interior is very clean and nice.
We’ve priced this beauty to reflect the minor condition issues.