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Rare Early 19th C Theorem Purse

Rare Early 19th C Theorem Purse

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 923618

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This is a spectacular and rare piece: a rare theorem purse from the early 19th century. Theorem painting was popular among the women of the time, using a series of stencils to paint a design – usually floral -- on white velvet. This purse has it all, from its unusual boat shape to its vibrant colored flowers to its neat green silk ribbon bows. Very good condition; white velvet has yellowed and there are a few stains; ribbons are slightly worn. Measures 7 5/8” wide.