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Miss Charlotte arrived at the Winter Ball wearing her best silk damask gown and carried the prettiest evening purse…..

What a beauty this diminutive little purse is….

Most likely from 19th Century….Possibly French, not sure...

Most purses are of scenes, people, etc and look more like a tapestry....

Stitch size is very very small….otherwise known as micro petitpoint...

All in silk thread upon silk canvas…

Flower basket pull…

Silk lining with silk change purse…silk backed mirror with silk loop….

Dark bronze/brown leather piping at bottom edges….

Colors of roses are light to deep mauve, and light to medium pink….

Green leaves with bronze accents…

Silk canvas front and back, well antiqued to a French brown/grey…

Silk lining and accessories are a beautiful shade of burnt peach…

CONDITION - good considering age and great for display or a vignette. Outside silk mostly intact with a little separation from frame in one area at top, small split at bottom, small holes around hinges… Leather piping has some signs of age. Inside has one area of lining that has disintegrated. Mirror in good condition with light staining on back and change purse has a few old stains. Gold finish on metal mostly intact.

Size is 4 ¾” long without chain and 4 ½” wide. Chain drop is 6”.


Please advise me BEFORE purchasing if you wish a particular form of shipping or to ship with another item, as different items are of different sizes.

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PLEASE REALIZE THAT ANY CUSTOMS CHARGES ARE NOT ADDED TO YOUR PURCHASE BY THIS SHOP BUT BY YOUR COUNTRY AND ARE THEREFORE TO BE PAID BY BUYER. If you are concerned that a purchase may accrue customs charges, usually over a certain dollar amount and which differs for each country, please check with your postal/delivery service before your purchase.

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19th Century Silk Micro Petitpoint Evening Purse


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: silk, metal, mirror
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 195 reviews
  • Favorited by: 54 people