19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket

This beautiful velvet letter holder pocket comes from a Paris brocante and likely dates to the late 19th century.

The holder is 5 ¼” wide and 6 ½” tall. It is made from heavy card and constructed in two pieces to form the pocket. The back and inside are covered with a textured green paper. The drop down pocket is covered with brown velvet, embossed and gilded with the vines and acanthus leaves surrounding a delicate embroidered linen cartouche of flowers. The top is covered with the same embossed and gilded brown velvet surrounding the word “Lettres”. Inside is one of what I’m guessing were a pair of thin green silk accordion piece attachments that would allow the pocket to both hold letters and hang forward.

This pocket is in good condition for its age. The colors are bright and the velvet shows little wear. There is rubbing and several splits to the green paper on the back. The only real flaw is the aforementioned missing silk attachment (or alternatively, there was only one attaching piece that is now detached). Please examine the photos and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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ITEM ID
RL0148
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Forget Me Not Antiques

19th Century French Embossed Velvet Letter Pocket

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    Sentimental memorabilia, books and dolls of the 19th and early 20th centuries
    Forget Me Not Antiques specializes in the mementoes of women and children from the Victorian and Edwardian eras

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    Susan Voake
    Norwich , VT This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Gold Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2020