Antique Black Beaded & Velvet Purse, Victorian 1800s, Beaded Fringe
Antique Black Beaded & Velvet Purse, Victorian 1800s, small round with Silver, Beaded Fringe
MEASUREMENTS: the bag is about 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches plus strap and fringe
MATERIAL: glass beads, suede lining
Very pretty opaque black glass beaded purse from the 1800s. It is round with beading on the front with silver tone metal decor, the back is black cotton velvet. There is 2 inches of looped beaded fringe around the bottom of the back. The frame is an etched silver tone metal. The inside of the bag is unmarked. Has a suede leather lining.
CONDITION: The bag is in very good condition. I see no loose or missing beading on the front or on the fringe.
There is an area of wear in the velvet on the back.
The frame seems to be a little out of line, but it still closes and holds shut.
The frame is tarnished and has some turquoise patina.
The chain is a replacement, it's actually a watch fob chain, you could easily remove it to replace if you like. I think that it looks good.