This bag is a stunning example of craftsmanship! The silk cord handles lead down to the body of the bag- self lined in lush velvet, reaching inside is a sensual experience. The hand sewn bag is decorated with glass beads, creating a beautiful floral pattern.
The gradient of colors in the flowers is incredible and the warm brown velvet which tops and lines the bag provides an excellent contrast to the brightness of the beading. Both sides of the bag are identical-- so you won’t have to worry about the “right side” facing out when posing it with a doll, or if you used it yourself! Measuring in at 8.5” (without the beaded fringe) tall and 6.5” wide this could be used as a clutch by a human (or hung off a belt!) or as a full sized purse for larger dolls. It would pair perfectly with an Edwardian day dress, but the versatility of this piece is boundless!
Condition: Excellent. This bag is a marvel, none of the velvet has worn away and though there is a very minor loss of beading at the bottom edge it doesn’t detract from the beauty of the piece!
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!** LBA 10/19/16
Incredible Floral Beaded Velvet Purse 8.5” x 6.5” C 1900-1915