1940s handbag and gloves

I saw a very dear old friend of mine yesterday (well, not so *old* actually – she’d just love being called that, ha! but we have known each other since we were 7!) and she gave me these fabulous vintage gifts as a belated birthday present. I just wanted to share how gorgeous they are (thanks Rach!).

There’s an amazing 1940s cage handbag, which is gilt and has the mark ‘Gabriel Williams & Co. Inc. Bklyn1, N.Y. on the bottom. Also I had these beautiful soft ivory leather gloves, which I’m guessing are probably 1950s, (they’re so pretty!) and a lovely bold sixties print scarf (which you can see inside the handbag below). What do you think? Aren’t they lovely things? True vintage treasure! Does anyone know anything about the company that made the bag? I’d love to find out more!

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