Anton Pieck "The Postillon” Decoupage Wood Octagonal Box Purse from the 1970’s.
Add a touch of the unexpected to any outfit with this unusual box purse featuring a reproduction of one of the Postillon scene paintings by well-known Dutch artist Anton Pieck. The painting depicts men and woman in a stagecoach, during the Victorian era, engaged in riding with the Postillon through a landscape and a small village with houses and a castle.
This purse makes an intriguing conversation piece in its decorative value, as well as practical in its capacity to carry and protect your treasures and daily necessities. It is octagonal in shape and made of wood on the outside of which a decoupage technique has been used to cover the wood with a glossy, smooth reproduction of Pieck's artwork. The lid of the purse is hinged with sturdy brass hardware so that 3/4 of the lid can be opened to access the interior. Attached to the moveable portion of the lid is a smooth dark coral curved Bakelite handle. The lid latches onto the base via a nifty goldtone flip-open-close-clasp that secures tightly. The bottom of the purse and the edges of the lid are a natural wood finish.
Excellent Vintage condition with minor signs of age.