1890-1910 Beaded Black Velvet Purse


An evening purse, c.1890-1910 (probably on the early side, from the clasp). Black velvet with a scallop design in very small gold seed beads and embossed silver sequins, dotted with rhinestones in different sizes. Etched metal (on front) kiss clasp with gold overlay (some wear). Gold chain link handle. Cream watered silk lining with inside pocket and original mirror -- beveled, with cream watered silk backing. 5 1/4" wide by 5 3/4" high; strap drop 6".