Having your own museum is a a unique experience. It has afforded me the opportunity to acquire a time capsule collection of invaluable resourses from an important purse designer in the glamouros era of 1940's - 1950's.
Ed B. Robinson company had offices in New York, London, and Paris. The company designed handbags and accessories using the finest materials and specifications. They used petit point and embroidery from France and Austria, and stunning frames of enamel. limouges insets and beading from France. Shops around the world sold these marvelous creations.
Before I knew anything about the Ed B. Robinson company I had collected several of their purses. The frames were stunning. The purse bodies beautiful. Each purse seems to be a unique creation. The purses above are examples from the 1940's. They are a very small sampling of materials and techniques from the period. The above examples include: hand applied micro beads, sequins, and various fine embroidery styles including: petit point, satin stitch and french knots. The frames incorporate faux pearls and small beads.
On the inside there is a sectioned pocket for lipstick/mirror and another pocket on the opposite side with a matching coin purse. What's not to love...