Wednesday, November 23, 2005

In clearing out yet more cupboards and drawers I came across this net purse which dates from circa 1840. It is very faded now but originally it had turquoise silk lining which showed through the gilt netting. The netting is gilt and some kind of yarn and has a really fascinating centre design. The fringing on the edge has gone and is all tangled together but I can imagine it in its hey day dangling on the wrist of an elegant Victorian or even Regency lady. And I actually have the Pelisse which went with it made in a matching turquoise silk moire complete with tassels and braid for decoration.  Posted by Picasa

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