Whiting and Davis Purse, Vintage Gold Tone Mesh, Great Condition~~ - For Sale
Whiting and Davis Purse, Vintage Gold Tone Mesh, Great Condition~~
For Sale is a Vintage Purse made by the Whiting & Davis Company of Plainville, Massachusetts. It is made in the ever popular gold tone mesh and is a very nice example of their work. The purse measures approximately 4" tall and 6 1/2" wide at the base. The hinged frame is 5" wide and has a 5" handle. There is also a cardboard insert sewn into the bottom the purse to give extra room at the bottom. It is approximately 3" deep to allow for a variety of accessories.
The Purse has a metal mesh armor exterior and a peach satin liner. The Purse is very functional as there is a good size compartment for necessities with a kiss clasp that closes securely. There is an interior open pocket on each side that might have held a mirror along with a few other necessities. The gold chain handle is attached securely to the frame at both ends.
The Purse is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no tears in the linings and no unpleasant odors. The metal armor mesh is all in fine condition and the frame and hinge are undamaged as well.
The Purse is signed on both sides of the gold toned frame MADE IN U.S.A. along with the MESH WHITING & DAVIS Co BAGS logo. The peach lining has a white satin label sewn onto the inside pocket that reads "MESH WHITING & DAVIS BAGS TRADEMARK REG. MADE IN U.S.A." in blue lettering . The Whiting and Davis Signature in this fashion dates the purse to be Circa late 1940s-50s.