A beautiful, all original and absolutely untouched ladies pocketbook purse from the George III Regency period. Danish in origin, dated 9 September 1818 to the front under the beautiful little petit point needlework scene of a recumbent spaniel under a tree with the Anchor of hope by his loyal side! To the reverse a petit point needlework spray encloses the embroidered initials J.U and the Danish words underneath translate as "childly love". Obviously a gift from a daughter to her mother or sister.
The silver wrapped thread gauze ground is stunning, this silver ground was a favorite during the Regency era - we have retailed reticules of such before. The tent stitching is SOOO tiny and neat - just as one would expect from the 1818 period. The wallet design opens to reveal its original cream silk pockets to each side. Each pocket bordered in THE most intricate trailing rose bud embroidery, so fresh in color where it has been protected from the light. Each pocket has its original vivid green silk sides (these are often perished or replaced and so to have them original and fully intact is a rarity).
Size: Closed 6.5" tall by 4.25" wide.
Condition: Good, sound condition with expected dulling to the silver thread covered gauze ground due to its vast 200 years of age. Some gentle rubbing to the corners and the base of the spine. Some gentle foxing to the cream silk interior pockets.
A luxurious example from 2 centuries ago, the cost of the silver thread indicates a family of wealth and good social standing.
Please stop a while and discover more genuine Georgian era accessories and textiles, they are a passion of ours and we have been fortunate to supply museums, collections and film sets with our items over the past 20 years.
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