French Beaded Purse, late 1800 – early 1900




Silver & Gold cut steel beaded French purse.  Tan/Grey beads in a carpet pattern design, with some missing/repaired in the fringe.  20 beads/in.  Lining shows some wear, but is in tact, with small pocket on one side.  Gold-tone frame & clasp, still closes well.  Has been repaired where it attaches to frame in a manner consistent with original.  Label says “Gold Seal Made in France”.   4.25″ wide x 7.5″ long including fringe. (6.2 oz)

Showcased in the book Antique Purses: A History, Identification and Value Guide, 2nd Edition, by Richard Holiner, 1987.

Additional information

Weight 6.2 oz
Dimensions 4.5 × 4.5 × 0.5 in

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