Purse: needlepoint w/crochet trim

Object Number: 
INV.12048
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Linen, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 in. ( 32.1 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Hand point embroidered linen purse (handbag) with square brass framed snap fastener, double brass beaded strap, the central design on both sides is a bouquet of roses in red and pink, there is crocheted lace trimming across the top and at the bottom corners, the inside is lined with silk and the snap fastener is trimmed on the inside with machine made metal thread lace.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. David Minton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group