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Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame
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Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame
Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame
Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame
Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame

Vintage Beaded Purse in Bronze Iridescent Beads, Elegant Filigree Brass Frame

Price: $94.95 add to cart     
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Condition: Used
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This lovely piece came from the estate of the eclectic collector and is a lovely example of the art form that thrived from the 1840's to the flapper days. The beads on this purse have a lovely sheen...a bronze iridescent metallic shimmer that catches all the light. The frame is totally elegant...a very lovely filigree design that arches toward the clasp, a simple ball. The chain may or may not be original...it certainly blends in well.
Scattered along the edge of the frame are tiny openings where a bead has been used to hold the stitches securing the beadwork. One short area on one side has lost the frame beads...if I can find some that match, I'll make that repair...unless the buyer would prefer to use their own workmanship.
The lining does raise the eyebrows...it's a navy faille. I'm not sure why. Since so many original beaded bag linings are tattered and frayed due to use, it is not uncommon to see them replaced. Had I been able to do that (and it's something I've never done), I think I would certainly have done it in a tone that blended with the beads...personal choice!
The brass frame is 5" across and 4-1/4" from top to edge of frame; the bronze metallic beads hang in a deep V that drops 8" from the center of the frame. The purse itself hangs 10" from clasp to bottom edge; adding the chain it hangs 15". It's in very good vintage condition for this type of work.
There is a charm to these small beaded wonders that captivates all of us; this is a lovely example to add to your collection.
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