A Georgian gaming purse of French origin, circa 1790 to 1820. Although a little tired we think that you will agree that this is a handsome example. Gaming purses were used from the 16th to the early 18th century to store one's gaming tokens; their unique design allowing for privacy from the prying eyes of your opponents.
Our later example is of a tall design with crimson velvet body and profuse gold thread embroidered decoration. It has retained its original wood tassels with gold metal wrapped decoration and its top woven gold braided border. The base of this gaming purse is plain.
Size: 4" tall by 6" across by 3" base diameter.
Condition: A good display example that falls into a 'faded grandeur' category, please study the images. Please note that this purse is tired and worn and is showing its 200 years of age. The velvet is faded and discolored, the body is VERY stiff with age. The leather type coated lining has dried and flaked on the interior pleated edges and this purse is very dusty inside the nooks and crannies.
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