Off the Rack

This is our online Designer Showroom where you can find one-of-a-kind samples and limited edition pieces.  Some of the pieces in Off the Rack have been featured in previous photo advertisements.  This is bargain shoppers' headquarters!
Vintage Whiting & Davis Purse Frames

A little story about these frames:  Many years back I wanted to make one-of-a-kind small beaded and leather purses.  I have a Whiting & Davis metal mesh purse that belonged to my grandmother from the 1920s and I wanted to use similar frames for my new purses.  A long search uncovered lots of reproduction frames but none had the quality I was looking for.  A chance phone call led me to boxes of new but never used frames still stored in the Whiting & Davis warehouse.  Yahoo!  These were produced from dies that were created around 1904.  I have made hundreds of purses but am happy to share some frames with those of you who appreciate these vintage beauties.  
These are the real deal.  Each one has the genuine Whiting & Davis logo stamped on the frame.  These are new/old stock, never been used.  Some are gold or silver plated, others are "raw" brass, meaing not plated.  One those you can see the solder where the catch pieces have been attached.  These clean up beautifully with a wire brush.

About the catch/closing pieces.  These are new frames so you may have to adjust the closing pieces by bending those pieces to fit.  The frames all have "ears" to which you can attach a loop and then a chain or strap.  If you want some without "ears", I have those too.  They are perfect for eyeglass cases, coin purses, small bags without a strap.  I have those in raw brass only.  Inquire for details.
Large Goldplated Whiting & Davis Purse Frame: 5 1/8" x 2 1/4" stamped with the Whiting & Davis logo inside.  Holes on both sides of the frame for attaching to purse.  $35


Small Goldplated Whiting & Davis Purse Frame: 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" stamped with the Whiting & Davis logo inside.  Holes on both sides of the frame for attaching to purse.  $30
Small Silverplated Whiting & Davis Purse Frame: 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" stamped with the Whiting & Davis logo inside.  Holes on both sides of the frame for attaching to purse.  $30
Small Brass Whiting & Davis Purse Frame: 3 7/8" x 2 1/4" stamped with the Whiting & Davis logo inside.  Holes on both sides of the frame for attaching to purse.  $30
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