Woman's handbag

American
1950–60
Designed by Annie Laurie (American)


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.7 x 14 x 20.3 cm (5 x 5 1/2 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1990

Medium or Technique

Painted wood, quilted cotton with gimp braid trim, plastic handle, and gold tone metal clasp

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s wooden handbag hand-painted with French “lin de siecle” park and cafe scenes. Interior lined with green quilted cotton finished with white braid gimp. Labeled “Annie Laurie Original/ Palm Beach”

Provenance

Inherited by donor from her mother-in-law, Bertha Grinker Hammel. Gift to the MFA December 13, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Field Hammel