Fantastic delicate and diminutive 19th century Victorian metal and silk thread knit purse with ornate gilt mount and gold beaded tassel. Excellent condition; one loose tassel loop. Measures 3 1/2” (not including tassel) by 2 1/8”.
Unusual scarlet and gilt metal thread crocheted drawstring purse, circa the mid 19th century. Features wonderful three dimensional floral forms, decorative gold thread-covered balls, and tassels. Excellent condition. Measures 5” by 3 3/4” not including bottom tassel.
An 18th century shield shaped velvet purse with couched metal thread embroidery. Vibrant pink lining, silk drawstring and tassel. Very good condition; a few minor spots of wear; one side seam partially undone. Measures 6 3/4” by 5 1/4”.
Fantastic early 20th century double-sided silk embroidered bag with a super marcasite and carnelian (either stone or glass) Art Deco clasp. The front features a pair of lovers in a picturesque landscape; he is offering her a flower while a little boy spies on them behind a column. The reverse features knots of flowers. Green silk embroidered handle; cream silk lining with central change purse. Very good condition: blue on back has faded a bit; lining (and lining of handle) is shattered; sligh ...click for details
A wonderful 1830's ladies' reticule with a little bit of everything! The purse is fashioned of cream satin and decorated with chain stitched floral embroidery, moss green and dusky pink velvet bands , gold metallic lace, spangles, and beads. The best part is a flip down bottom which hides a mirror within. Green silk lining. There is shattering to the cream silk, especially on the sides. 7” by 7”.
Gorgeous 19th century antique canvas work notebook, featuring a young man sitting in contemplation outside of a cottage; the reverse features a folly and fountain landscape. The silk needlework is bright and beautiful; each panel is edged in ribbon. Pink silk lining and pockets reveals faded writing underneath and two note tucked inside. One note is an index card inscribed “7/30/71 Mrs. Sinclair”. One is a period note – I can’t decipher the language! Pencil is missing. Very good condition ...click for details
Interesting antique beaded reticule, featuring a Maltese cross motif. The field is worked in blue beads, the cross in clear, a diagonal grid is worked in black. White silk lining. The clear loop fringe reaches all the way around. Very good condition; two fringe loops lacking; some bead loss near header. Measures 6 1/4” including fringe.
Unusual micro beaded rug design purse, in a tribal motif. The purse is worked in extremely fine beads, in colors of pink, yellow, green and purple. Multi-color loop twist fringe; salmon pink lining; gold tone frame. Very good condition; some losses to fringe and purse is pulling away from frame, but only a bead here and there is missing. Measures 8 1/8” including fringe.
Attractive antique beaded reticule, featuring a crystal field worked in a sinuous nouveau design of blue vines and flowers. A large letter “M” decorates one side. New white lining; interesting cinched loop fringe. Measures 8 3/8” by 6 3/4”.
Whiting and Davis deco enamel mesh child’s purse, in colors of orange and pear green. Van Dyke fringe. Good condition; enamel on a few tiles is worn, especially under shoulders of frame; wear to silver tone frame. Measures 4 3/4:” from clasp to fringe; frame is 3 1/4” wide.
Charming antique open work and embroidery purse sampler. Natural linen ground with colorful wool needlework, blue satin ribbon fringe, drawstrings and lining. Very good condition. Measures 9 1/2” (not including fringe) by 6 3/4”.
Interesting antique crimson silk, sequined and metallic thread purse; I am told by a specialist that this is Indian for the Chinese market. Fish and flower motif; red drawstring wrapped in metallic thread. Several loose or unraveled threads. Measures 5 ˝” by 4 1/8”
Antique Chinese cream silk purse with couched silver thread embroidery depicting a house, flowers, tress and frog. Pleated opening. Long tassels wrapped with metallic thread. Very good condition; some dirt to pleats under drawstring. Measures 3 5/8" high x 3 1/4".
Very pretty antique Chinese silk kidney shaped pouch or purse. Double sided: blue silk ground on one side, cream on the other, both with couched multi-colored metallic thread embroidery. Pleated opening. Woven silk drawstring, set with a glass bead on one side. Silk is dirty overall; blue silk ground is shredding at pleats and at opening; some loose threads. Measures 5 1/4” by 4”.
Antique Chinese silk kidney shaped pouch or purse. Black silk ground with couched gold and silver thread embroidery in a floral design. Pleated opening. Silk thread drawstring with tasseled woven terminals, each set with a coral-colored bead. Silk ground is shredding, especially at pleats and at opening. Measures 4 1/4” by 2 3/4”.