Victorian Embossed Leather Purse - Art by Unknown
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Victorian Embossed Leather Purse

C. 1880s

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This Victorian leather embossed purse depicts a cherub playing a lute in the center, surrounded by floral elements, birds, and another cherub. The embossed leather is caramel-colored and lined in silk of a similar shade. Both sides of the purse display the same scene. This antique leather bag draws the eye immediately, suitable for display and for collectors of Victorian items. A similar piece is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, accession Number: 1975.245.1. This Victorian leather purse has a beautifully patinaed metal wristlet hoop and a slide clasp featuring the following engraving: London Rd No 39995.

Details

  • Movement & Style
    Victorian
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 1.5 in.H 24.13 cm x W 16.51 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Troy, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU41233590002
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