Overall: 11 1/4 x 13 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 28.6 x 33.3 x 6.4 cm )
handwritten: inside under flap: "Mrs. Cha's. Pindarl / December 1813."
Red leather purse with flap at the top with a metal clasp closure at the center, it has a boxed bottom which houses a wooden compartmentalized writing tray which locks with a skeleton key, the inside at one time had two compartments with accordioned sides.
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