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Charming Tiny Velvet Metal Frame Purse, 1850


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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1900: Item # 173076

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Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Utterly charming tiny velvet metal frame purse, circa 1850. There’s a panel of plum velvet on both sides; applied wirework hearts set with cut steel beads decorate the front. The handle is delicately woven wire; purple fabric lines the inside and there’s a clever locking pocket. Pursed is marked on the interior with a museum catalog number. Good condition; velvet is worn and pushed in. Measures 3 ¼” by 2 1/8”.