Purse w/ring: beaded

Object Number: 
INV.11402
Date: 
1830-1875
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 15.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Beige velvet metal beadwork purse (chatelaine) on silk ground with beige silk lining, straight edge across opening, top quarter of sides are vertical, then flare out to sharp bottom corners, bottom is curved between corners, a beaded velvet loop is attached to one side near the top and threads a chatelain ring; various circles and figure-eight designs fill four dome-shaped sections, one on each side and two at the bottom, connected with straight lines and chevrons between each, beadwork edging on all sides, spiral beadwork on side loop.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Frank H. Griffing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group