Early 19th Century Purse Netted Silk Cut Steel Beadwork Circa 1830's
A lovely little reticule from the 1830 to 1840 period, late Georgian/ early Victorian ( not to be confused with the later and larger Victorian bags). This example is netted in stripes of two shades of crimson and a deep navy blue. The netted silk has cut steel beads incorporated with a cut steel beadwork frilled border to each side. There is also a swagged cut steel base fringe and also the original facetted cut steel side tassels.
Size: 6.25" to tip of base tassel by 4" wide. Not lined.
Condition of the body is excellent. One of the cut steel looped side tassels has snapped and is hanging low (could easily be snipped shorter). The original drawstring is missing. As is common, there is some minor rusting to some of the cut steel beads. A pretty little example of a good weight. It would certainly hold up gentle usage for a special event.
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