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L197 Antique Victorian Micro Beaded Purse With Jeweled Frame And Chain For Sale
LOT # 197
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L197 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN MICRO BEADED PURSE WITH JEWELED FRAME AND CHAIN
We are pleased to offer this Late Victorian / Edwardian Era Micro Beaded Purse with Jeweled Frame and Jeweled Chain. Gorgeous rose and floral garden pattern. The frame is a ornate metal that is set with glass turquoise and glass gemstones, the chain is also set with glass gemstones. The lining is original and in good condition for its age. Has a small purse for change. There is some age related wear and minor staining but this purse still displays well. As far back as the Middle Ages, both men and women carried purses. Although these medieval bags rarely held the scarce commodity of money, they did serve to carry other small personal items such as important papers for men and sewing implements for ladies.These early purses often reflected the social status of the carrier. More elaborately embroidered and embellished bags usually found a home with society's most affluent members. Some of the most popular purses with collectors these days are the beaded and metal mesh examples of the late 19th and early 20th century. These hard to find early beaded purses are a must have for the more serious antique beaded purse collector. Research Consulted: Restoring & Collecting Antique Beaded Purses by Evelyn Haertig....
Retail Value Estimate: $325-$400
Condition: Age wear-staining, Weight: 10oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 7 inches x .5 inches x 11.5 inches
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L197 Antique Victorian Micro Beaded Purse With Jeweled Frame And Chain: $188