Friday, April 13, 2012

The cutest 1830s purse!

Silk twill, silk chenille, wire.
French, c.1830.
Dewitt Wallace Dec. Arts Museum

Too charming! Wouldn't this still be just sweet for spring time? I love it! 

From the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum:

"Drawstring purse of green silk twill embroidered with flat and raised motifs made of chenille threads with wire centers in a design depicting a basket of flowers. The bottom of the purse is latticed with chenille to look like a basket that widens at the top. Upper section of the purse tapers back in toward the top and is ornamented with large raised chenille flowers and leaves in pink, blue, gold, orange, rust, green, purple, and cream. Purse closes with a double silk cord drawstrings. The strings forming the handle terminate in a green tassel. Unlined."


  1. Yes, it's adorable! Wouldn't it have been cute to have it at the Easter picnic?

  2. That is fantastic! Great post, makes me want one!