1940s Whiting Davis Mesh Clamshell Purse with Ivory Celluloid Chain Strap


Shipping to United States: Free

Add a touch of timeless style to your next look with this fabulous vintage purse!

This Alumesh purse was made in the USA during the 1940s by Whiting Davis. It is constructed primarily from celluloid and metal, with a silk/rayon lining.

The exterior of the purse is an off-white ivory color. The metal mesh feels smooth to the touch and provides flexibility in the bag. The frame, closure, and strap are made of celluloid plastic and give the purse a very stylish art deco vibe!

The body of the bag measures 6 inches tall, by 10 inches wide. The sturdy celluloid chain strap hangs approximately 6 inches. The purse is large enough to fit the average smart phone and all of the other daily essentials. The bag opens clamshell style, about 7 inches, to reveal a clean, navy colored silk/rayon lining. There is an inside pocket perfect for cards or cash.

This delightful accessory shows very little sign of wear. There are some areas on the mesh where the enamel paint has rubbed off, mostly around the edges of the purse, but it is not very noticeable. Over all this item is in very good vintage condition. There are no rips or missing links, and it was stored in a smoke-free environment.


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Shipping from United States

Processing time between the date of purchase and shipment is 3-5 business days.
Items ship 1st class US Mail with tracking, which usually takes 3-5 business days.

I am happy to ship outside the USA, but do not offer tracking on these items unless previously requested by the buyer before purchasing. The main reason for this is because it is quite expensive to track international packages, but I am happy to work with you on an individual basis.

Upgraded shipping to priority express, and gift wrapping services/ pricing available upon request.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
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Returns and exchange details

Refunds will be honored if the item is returned within 14 days of delivery date. The cost of the item will be refunded upon receiving the returned item back in the same condition as it was shipped. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Sale items are non-returnable.

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*Please note that this seller does not accept returns/ refunds on items in which the authenticity of materials or time period is in question. We do our best to provide correct information to the best of our knowledge, but occasionally things to slip through the cracks unintentionally. Thank you for your understanding.

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