From my personal purse collection of 25 years, this is a Victorian Black Velvet purse w/an Ornate Sterling Silver Frame. It is a good size measuring 10" to top of silver bale to bottom of hem excluding strap. The frame is nearly 6 3/4" wide and 1 3/4" wide excluding bale. The frame depicts a Christian Biblical Scene w/historic figures. The frame has European hallmarks...many many as you see in photo. Lining in tact and good condition. The velvet is linty from storage but otherwise Very Good Condition. Frame opens and shuts well. This is an old fancy piece and quite rare.