Antique Victorian Beaded Purse Flower Basket Motif Silver Plate Ornate Frame Tlc For Sale
Offered here for your offerding evaluation is this antique Victorian (perhaps Edwardian) era beaded purse with a very pretty flower basket motif! A combination of tiny round and facetedglass beads make up the intricate floral pattern that includes a large basket suspended from a festive ribbon bow. The same design decorates both front and back. The ornate frame was once silver plated and bears an incised TRINTIY PLATE mark inside. The original chain is quite decorative, and the clasp is in good working order.
Though quite lovely, this venerable piece is in need of some TLC. The front panel is almost completely intact, so it could be displayed flat in a protective case just as it is. But restoration is required to render it more useful. The watered silk lining with a little pocketis fragile and torn inside, as pictured. The metallic braid trim that lines the opening is in good shape, however, asare the little silk ribbon rosettes inthe upper left hand corner.Along the bottom edge there would have been a beaded fringe, nowonly the strings are left in evidence. There are a few minor spots of missing beads, but themost work that would have to be done would be along the top edge were the beaded mesh is attached to the frame, as photographed. With the chain handle, the bag measures 15 1/2" long. The beaded portion of the bag is 7" square. A very pretty example! Please see myother listings for more antique and vintage finds, keeping in mind that I would be happy to combine shipping!
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