Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Cute 1860's Beaded Purse
From the seller:
A very pretty 1860’s beige velvet and beaded purse that has been de-accessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The purse is adorned with tiny silver bugle beads on both the front and back. The edge is trimmed with loop bugle beads. The top has a chain drawstring closure. The purse is lined with white satin. It is in very good and sturdy condition. There is a little bit of light soiling on the velvet but nothing major. The color difference is from the camera flash. Length 7 inches Width 6 inches.
Found this one! It's silk velvet and from 1863 according to the museum.