Antique French Embroidered Silk Purse

Enameled, Jeweled Brass Frame

Item Number C045710

Unbelievably splendid hand embroidered French black silk purse is finished with an enameled brass frame with large cabochons, each set in it's own bezel.  The back of the frame is in elaborate relief featuring tiny tulips and crocuses...oh, MY! 

Large chenille embroidered flowers mirror the style of the enameled flowers of the frame and are enhanced through out with gold bullion metallic embroidery.  Other embroidered flowers include roses and buds, trumpet vine, daisies and Johnny jump-ups, among others.  These are embroidered in the Point de Beauvais style and French knots.

The interior is finished with pale pink silk moiré and includes gold-piped pockets and the original separate mirror in its own case, shown below.   The pale pink silk is worn and fractured but is still useful for display.

Ok, I'm out of breath, here....My...words fail me. (Imagine!) Collectable, exceptional...Offered as found, in excellent condition as shown. c.1900  7" X 7" plus chain

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