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Antique black floral micro or fine beaded framed purse with looped fringe.
Back of Antique black floral micro or fine beaded framed purse with looped fringe.

Inside of Antique black floral micro or fine beaded framed purse with looped fringe.
Close-up of beading in Antique black floral micro or fine beaded framed purse with looped fringe.
 

Oh, these pictures just plain do not show off the wonderfully gorgeous sparkle and shimmer to this purse.  Vibrant micro/fine glass beads in translucent red, raspberry, dark blue, opaque pink, yellow, dark mustard, cornflower blue, green, and faceted black.  Floral motif features roses, forget-me-nots, and stylized flowers.  I went over this bag with a magnifier and found perhaps 6 missing beads in total, none of them noticeable at all unless you use the glass like I did.  The fringe is long intertwined loops, I believe one , perhaps 2 at the most, are missing and there are a couple of loose ones.

I'm not sure of the metal content of the frame, could be gold plated, but I was not able to find a mark so I'll play it safe and say perhaps brass.  It is embossed with little flowers and has an acorn kiss closure that snaps open and close tightly and securely.  

This purse has a double lining that I've not seen before.  The the underlining is a gauzy linen type fabric and the top lining is a shimmery silk.  Age has taken it's toile and it is shredding.  It has a pleated, elasticized slip pocket and a floral bric-brac edging that hides the stitching to the frame.  Purse is securely attached to the frame.

Purse measures 7 inches wide, 7 5/8 inches from top of beadwork to bottom of bag, fringe adds another 1 1/2 inches.  The chain is 15 inches long for an overall hanging length of close to 17 inches. 

This stunner is in extraordinary condition for a purse it's age and is gorgeous to look at.   This is truly a ~must have~ beauty, why not add it to your collection today!!! 

Item # AP55
$250.00

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