31 | Chanel, Small Classic Flap Bag, France, 1996/97

Starting price1,200
Auction No. 769 takes place:
Tuesday, February 28, 2:00 pm CET
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  • Details


    • Lamb’s leather, gold-toned metal
    • Chanel - French fashion company, founded by Coco Chanel (1883-1971) in 1909
    • Embossed manufacturer logo ‘CHANEL ® MADE IN FRANCE’, as well as an affixed label with serial number ‘4618651’
    • Outside and inside camel-colored quilted leather
    • Length adjustable chain strap and Chanel-logo-clasp
    • On the rear an open pocket, as well as one zipper pocket on the inner flap
    • Inside a main pocket with flap and button lock, one open pocket on the front, as well as three flap pockets inside, behind the main pocket a further open pocket
    • Dimensions: 14.5 x 23.3 x 6.7 cm, strap drop: until 24 to 43 cm
    • Classic flap bag by Chanel in a small format of camel-colored lamb’s leather
    • Expert estimate: € 2,400
    • This object is sold through the European office
    Object checked by Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition


    The bag is in good condition with some minimal traces of wear like leather abrasion on the area of the edges and corners.


    Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, also known as Coco Chanel, is one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Known for her avant-garde and seductive style during the 1920s, her trend setting designs paved the way for what fashion has become today. Coco Chanel became the first great couturière because she adopted a new androgynous style made out of jersey. By the early 20s, Chanel launched her signature cardigan jacket and the following year matched its success with her versatile, semi-formal ‘little black dress’. Both pieces quickly became a Chanel trademark and an enduring fashion standard. To the jacket, she added the luxury Chanel Classic Flapbag 2.55, named after its launch in February 1955. Coco Chanel died on 10 January 1971 at the Hotel Ritz in Paris where she had a residence for more than 30 years. Since 1983, Karl Lagerfeld has been creative director of Chanel's fashion house. His contemporary creations are marked by unconventionality, perfectionism and uniqueness. (ala)

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