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This beautiful steel cut micro bead purse has seen better days but is still in restore-able condition. Gold and pink micro beads have been painstakingly sewn to create a exquisite floral design very much reminiscent of the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods. While not labeled this purse looks very much French. Purse measures 8 x 5.5 inches not including the trim. Highly detailed clasp which is unique in the sense that it spring mechanized, the tiny knob triggers the purse to open when pushed down. It works fine. It appears that it once had an ornamental brass loop attached to the clasp, now missing, but its little hook remains on the front of the bag. The purse's chain strap is gone as well. The hinges of the clasp have worn holes, some beads in those areas may be missing but are hidden by the clasp itself. Much of the beaded fringe is gone. This will need to be replaced. One bottom corner of the purse has damage to the beaded design where the strands of beads are coming loose. Most of the beads of the damage remain as well but will need to be tacked back down to the lining. Utilizing the beads from the fringe to replace the few that are missing would be an easy repair. The lining is in good condition, while aged, has no stains, tears or holes. Over all this purse is in good condition considering in may date as early as the 1890s. It is a beautiful piece worthy of preserving or restoring. Due to damage I am letting this go cheap. Most of these pieces range in the $100 to $200 ranges while I've seen the beaded designs in far worse condition sell for as much as I am asking for the purse itself. Don't let this beauty slip away!

Price of shipping in the United States includes insurance, tracking and confirmation. If you are interested in this type of coverage outside the United States please send me a note for rates. I will not be responsible for lost or damaged goods when shipping internationally with out insurance or confirmation.

Beautiful French Victorian Steel Cut Micro Bead Purse Clutch


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: beads, purse, bag, clutch
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 515 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people