Description

    Judith Leiber White Satin & Silver Crystal Evening Bag
    Very Good Condition
    7.5" Width x 3.75" Height x 2" Depth

    Presented to Nancy Reagan for the 1985 United States of America Presidential Inauguration
    This Judith Leiber bag has a very important history. A one-of-a-kind piece, it was deigned and made specially to be carried by Nancy Reagan to her husband's 1985 Presidential Inauguration. The exterior is done in white satin, beautifully pleated under the flap. Front and center rests a stunning silver and crystal medallion. There is one slip pocket at the back of the bag. The interior is lined with white satin and features the text:

    PRESENTED TO NANCY REAGAN
    INAUGURAL 1985
    BY JUDITH AND GERSON LEIBER

    created in 1984, this bag holds much importance for American political memorabilia. The bag comes with a box, matching white satin coin pouch, and four small handwritten notes referencing the bag's provenance.

    This bag is in Very Good Condition. The satin has dulled a little bit and there is a large stain on the back of the bag, likely from water. The hardware is scratched, and there are several stains throughout the satin. The back slip pocket is separating at the seams, and there is a small red mark to the top flap. No crystals appear to be missing from the medallion. The flap has become delicate and shows signs of separating when the bag is opened. This is not a bag to be used, but rather a piece of American history to be cherished and looked after.




    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    9th Friday
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