A very fine and beautiful antique tapestry purse c1880.
Hand embroidered design with a plethora of coloured threads and silks, it features an elaborate regency style floral design in rich tones with gold accents.
It has a fancy gilt frame inset with an amethyst paste stone and faux pearl, one pearl missing, the clasp is highly detailed in semi filigree metalwork and of a barrel shape which pushes to open.
The frame is just as spectacular as the design itself, it is lined in a black sateen which may be a later relining, very clean with no tears, some slight threading near to the frame corners internally.
It has a short textured gilt chain handle, designed to be carried in the hand.
A beautiful antique purse perfect to add to your collection.
Approx measurements are as follows:
2.5" handle height
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