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Rare Edwardian Beaded Purse w/ Superb Filigree Frame

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1910   item# 99089

Rare Edwardian Beaded Purse w/ Superb Filigree Frame
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GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$135
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(& Gift Wrap if Desired) 

Everything about this treasure screams *Edwardian* - the delicate sumptuousness of its frame that opens like a box; the miniscule size of the micro-beads and their romantic pastel colors, as well as the delicate sumptuousness of its frame that opens like a box and has a diagonally-mounted chain pretty enough to be a necklace. The ribboning floral pattern of the beadwork (identical on both sides) has Art Nouveau lines, executed with the uncommon lightness and restraint of the Edwardian era. An added plus is that it's quite large for an evening bag: about 8 inches by 7 inches, with a 20-inch chain.

How I wish this jewel of a bag were in perfect condition! You honestly don't notice the flaws except on close inspection, since there's so much beauty to see, but some fraying exists, mainly near the top, with small areas in which beads have been lost. Even so, it's a treasure with lots of wear left in it - and well worth restoring, if you have the skill or know someone who does. It needs only moderate restoration to be museum-quality and its exquisite antique floral filigree frame of this purse is worth far more than our price for the bag. (I've seen antique purse frames without a scrap fabric and not half so unusual priced elsewhere online at $300-400.)

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Superb Victorian Black Purse w/ Crystal Clasp

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Apparel: Pre 1910   item# 99086

Superb Victorian Black Purse w/ Crystal Clasp
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GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$175 SALE
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Reduced this month from $230 ...

More than 100 years old but in near mint condition, this bag can be firmly dated by its very round shape. Certain interior details also tell us we're looking at a *really* old purse, exquisitely made. Its pearl satin lining is hand-gathered (like the outer pouch) and an attached coin purse is present, lined to match the outer bag. There's hardly a spot anywhere, no stitches are loose and even the frame shows only minimal wear and snaps tightly shut around the prismic crystal clasp. Clearly this purse was used briefly by a lady in mourning, who subsequently stored it away.

Imagine the chic it will add to your favorite "little black dress" or dinner suit. You can carry plenty, too, since the pouch measures about 8" x 7" and expands to almost circular form. Clasp adds almost another inch in height and the strap is about 15".

Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!


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