Victorian Micro Beaded Purse with Garden Scene, Ornate Silver Plated Frame—Sale, Sale, Sale Priced This exceptional 19th Century micro beaded purse is being offered for important addition for a collection. a price that is far below market value. I am selling all my collections and am anxious to complete this daunting challenge within a reasonable length of time. This means that many items are being sold for less than I paid and for wholesale prices far below market value. This amazing Victorian purse is being sold for a fraction of the price I paid for it 12 years ago. The antique purse is incredibly ornate, close to being in pristine condition and a rare beauty that will make an important addition for a collection. The heavy ornate continental silver frame depicts frolicking cherubs among stylized flowers and foliage. It has been perfectly re-silvered sometime in the past, thus restoring the amazing frame to its original beauty. The ornate, heavy frame is perfectly aligned, closes tightly and is in immaculate condition. its size is 5” wide x 1 3/4” high. MICRO BEADED SCENIC PORTION: The purse has identical micro beaded scenes on both sides. The scenes are akin to those seen on Victorian still life paintings. A garden scene theme depicts a pedestal table set out with a variety of fruits, flowers & a gold compote likely filled with jam or jelly. A colorful bird has discovered the treasure and takes full advantage of being alone to enjoy it. The top portion displays a variety of pretty flowers. The colors are rich and the beading perfect with none missing, even on the fringe. The original doeskin interior of the purse is soft, supple and clean. It trimmed with black lace which is not original, having been added at a later time. The purse is 9 1/2” long, including the fringe, and is 6” wide. The chain has a 9” drop and an overall length of 16 1/2”. This exquisite purse will be an excellent choice for an advanced collection or as a single object of art. A LAYAWAY plan for as long as 3-4 months is available. Our LAYAWAY POLICY is described on our Home Page. You may also feel free to contact me to inquire about our customer friendly terms and set up your personal plan for payment by this method. Shipping will be by FREE Fully Insured Priority Mail. If you have been looking for a very high quality 19th Century micro beaded purse with a fabulous frame, you need look no further. Thank you for your visit and for taking time to learn more about the purse and view the photos.
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