To the left here is a closer view of the strap cord which runs down each side and ends with a tassel. The cord runs through metal rings at the top and bottom on both sides of the bags. The rings have tiny marcasites on them.
The bag is open in the middle, and each side unsnaps and lifts up to reveal inner compartments lined in ivory silk. Below you can see another sphinx on the black area and a heavy mirror attached to the top of the ivory lining. Inside is an old make-up powder puff and a little silk bag with snap closure and a small piece of nail file paper is on the front of the little bag, in case of broken nail emergencies!
Here is a closer view of the little silk bag with nailfile built in and the inside of the 1st side of the bag which has 2 pockets and a loop which I would guess is for a tube of lipstick.
The change purse in lined in white leather in where the change goes, and it also has a side that snaps open and has layered pockets for cards. There is a maker's name stamped in gold along the bottom. It's French, and I can't really read it.
Here is the name stamped on the change purse. There are no other labels in the bag.
Now onto the non-vintage related babble. Guess who I snapped a photo of this week? It was still light out when I saw this pretty deery out back. So I got my camera, ran up to the room over the garage and very quietly opened the window (thankfully there was no screen to blurr the photos) and managed to snap a few good shots of our dinner guest nibbling up our complimentary corn. Dinner for one this night, usually there are 2 deer and sometimes a raccoon friend joins them. I'm very excited because I didn't think I'd be able to get a photo of the deer. Now, I gotta snap that raccoon!