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L352 Lot Of 2 Vintage / Antique Art Deco -art Nouveau Era Ornate Beaded Purses For Sale
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L352 LOT OF 2 VINTAGE / ANTIQUE ART DECO -ART NOUVEAU ERA ORNATE BEADED PURSES
We are pleased to offer this Lot of 2 exceptional Antique Art Deco and Art Nouveau Era Beaded Purses. One with a stunning filigree frame with a Art Nouveau floral pattern. The other is a Beaded Art Deco Era with a geometric pattern, florals and looped fringe. Both have age related wear, tears to lining and tarnish but still display beautifully and would make incredible addition to any purse collection. 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: $350-$450
Condition: Age Weight: 1lb
Measurements (LxWxH): 5.5 inches x .1 inches x 10.5 inches
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L352 Lot Of 2 Vintage / Antique Art Deco -art Nouveau Era Ornate Beaded Purses: $182