Antique Early 19th Century Purse Ornate Gilt Frame Circa 1810
We are pleased to offer this scarce Regency treasure that is English in origin and dates to the 1810 period. This gilt framed beauty was painstakingly made from individual braids of cord back in Regency England. The original maker would have ordered in from her Haberdasher the plush gilt purse frame to finish her accomplished creation. This is an elegant example that conjures afternoon tea dancing at the local assembly room, wearing ones best satin slippers of course!!
Size: 5" by 2.75"
The gilded frame is very pretty and it opens and closes perfectly via the original push button opener. The wine colored and dark green lucet braiding has tiny gilded brass beads interspersed throughout. We especially like the original tassel.
Condition is very good for a 200 year old survivor. The gilt frame has dulled a little over the centuries and so too the gilding to the beadwork. There is some minor fraying to the silk lucet cording to the very edges but nothing untoward.
This fine example comes with super provenance purchased at a single owner sale of pre 1820 costumes, textiles and accessories - name given upon purchase. Please see our other fine purse and pocketbook examples from this same deceased owner.
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