SO Logo SO Logo 2

___________________________________________________________________


Antique French Cut Steel Beaded Floral Basket Coin Purse.

Back of Antique French Cut Steel Beaded Floral Basket Coin Purse.

Inside of Antique French Cut Steel Beaded Floral Basket Coin Purse.
 

This a rare find!!  A darling envelope style coin purse with wonderful nuances.  It is from the mid to late 1800's and is loom woven French cut steel beads in black, gold, bronze, red and green.  The pattern is a basket of roses, and the neat part is that the flap closure has the top of the basket and roses design so that you have a complete picture when the purse is open of closed!!  It also has the same pattern on the back.  There is no pulled apart beading as is common with purses this age.

It has a Mother-Of-Pearl button closure and is lined with doe skin or kid leather that is immaculate, no holes, rips, tears, shredding or staining!  The stitching that keeps the lining in place along the flap fold is coming undone, but is a very simple fix.  As for bead loss, there is none that I can see on the main body.  There are about a couple of missing beads at either corner on the flap fold line.  Also a couple missing around the button hole closure, other than that, it's in superb condition! 

Purse measures 3 1/4 inches wide and a hair over 2 1/4 inches tall.  An absolute "must have" for any purse collection!!

SOLD

Item # AP37
$49.95

Back to Antique Purses

You are visitor # Hit Counter to this page since 2/7/06.
 1996-2007  Sunshine Originals.  All rights reserved worldwide unless given express permission for use.