Maud Hundley | FP155

Rare Maud Hundley 1950s Needlepoint Handbag, Cream with Floral Design

How did handbags by a woman from small-town Kentucky get to be a national sensation?  Her high-quality needlepoint work and beautiful designs. 

Approx. Size: 8" x 10.5" x 2”...

  • How did handbags by a woman from small-town Kentucky get to be a national sensation?  Her high-quality needlepoint work and beautiful designs. 

    Approx. Size: 8" x 10.5" x 2” (20 x 25.5 x 7.5 cm), Strap .5" wide (1.25) ; 12" hang (15 cm).
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label:  Maud Hundley, Anchorage KY
    One of a kind vintage - Get it before it's gone.

    • This vintage handbag has a lovely floral rose pattern in shades of pink and green in the center of both sides  
    • Cream needlepoint background. 
    • Faux tortoise shell chain and frame.
    • Large faux tortoise shell kiss closure.
    • A real find for handbag collectors.
    • One large compartment plus small pocket.
    • Fun pink fabric lining
    • Circa 1950s.

      Maud Hundley with her daughter Betty Carrico started their home workroom in 1947 in Anchorage, a suburb of Louisville Kentucky.  She got her start sewing for the Red Cross during WW II.  Customers picked both the design and the frame. Hundley's studio moved to Middletown, KY in the 1960s and closed after her death in 1985.

       

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