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$14 - El Cajon, CA
THIS IS NOT FOR SALE. IT WON'T LET ME EDIT THAT OUT.
No questions on this one but wanted to share this lovely lady. I bought this beaded purse at an antique mall in Norfolk, VA, for $14. It was bought in an estate sale for $20 but because no one wanted the poor thing with it's missing beads, she put it on sale. Other than the couple bare areas, it's in great shape. I filled in the missing spots for now with some dark rose silk taffeta so from 3 ft away they look like the flowers, and secured the loose beads. I'm dating it after the group that Augusta Auctions had for sale from 1830s-1860s. I carry it with my 1850s dress in my fashion shows, which you can see hanging from my wrist in the photo. ... See MoreSee Less
Now I'm asking for a little help with cleaning a purse frame I plan on "recovering". Overall it's in good condition, with the butterscotch amber, but the frame needs cleaning, and also that one part on the back has green stuff. Any suggestions on how to clean this?
Also, maybe a date? What would the pouch fabric look like? ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's one of my questions about a recent purse purchase I made. I don't know what year it would be. It's an unusual size, 12"x12-1/2", made of a med weight silky fabric. I can't find any markings on it. The chain does look original, its all handsewn, and it has a cute little pocket inside that snaps closed. My first thought was Edwardian (1900-1912) because of the size, but someone else thought it was 1920s, based on the tapestry fabric. Which, if it is, I may not be using it, as I don't dress past 1918. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for letting me join. I'm a historical costume sewer (for myself) and I love to use antique accessories with them. My knowledge of purses and reticules are lacking, even tho I have quite a few. So I hope no one minds if occasionally I ask if anyone knows the date of ones I have. I'm good at dating clothing but not those. I'm looking forward to reading as much as I can here. ~~Val ... See MoreSee Less
Any idea worth & info?? ... See MoreSee Less
ok folks, I'm looking for an opinion here. I bought this darling little bag this week (7 " tip to top not including chain). It was labelled as a sporin but I am sure that no proud Scotsman would wear it. Perhaps a junior Scotsman? or might it be a chatelain purse for a young lady? ... See MoreSee Less
Different approaches in restoring early American purses. All purses required substantial restoration and in two of them, the fringes were replaced or added. The purse on the right had been converted to a frame purse before purchase. The two purses on the left and center, were left as reticules with new silk tops added. The early American coin purse needed to be returned back to its frame without the extra cloth at the top. The frame on the small coin purse obviously was in need of cleaning and also some realignment so that the plunge spring closure functioned properly. ... See MoreSee Less
MY VINTAGE PURSES ... See MoreSee Less
L'Odeur De la Violette shared L'Odeur de la Violette's photo to the group: Antique Purses, Compacts, and other vintage ladies accessories. ... See MoreSee Less
Bourse création de L'Odeur de La Violette pour Mademoiselle Mandy Graillon XXIIème Reine d'Arles Photo de Gérard Pauleau
Can anyone give me any information on this purse. The only label says Made in France ... See MoreSee Less
I found this lovely black satchel/purse in my local thriftstore. (Ignore the shoes in front, they're not vintage 😜).
Does anyone know anything about it? Normally Google gets me answers about my second hand finds, but not this time. ... See MoreSee Less
I was delighted to find this scenic sailboat purse for auction with matching mirror and coin purse accoutrements, but unfortunately, not the same color as the new silk lining that I added to the purse. The old silk was also falling apart on these small accessory items, so I used the mirror and patterns rendered to duplicate in the same new silk lining of the purse. ... See MoreSee Less
can anyone tell
me how old this purse might be
no tags or damage it looks old
if anyone can help id
appreciate it ... See MoreSee Less
Does anyone have any ideas for attaching trim on a cello frame purse when the opening is not large enough to navigate a needle? This was a “blank” purse that had never been made into a purse (in fact, you can see the inventory tag is still on the purse in the lower right corner of the photo). Right now, I just have thin strips of double sided tape holding the trim in place on the silk satin lining to cover the stiches which attaches the purse to its frame. The purse is rather large, which is why I thought a frame would be better. The only other option I see is adding a crocheted top instead, and turning it to a drawstring reticule. ... See MoreSee Less
I bought this small beaded purse at an estate sale. It seems quite old and is made with tiny steel beads. It's intact but has some condition issues, including the handle on one side is starting to detach from the purse. Does anyone know about this type of bag and whether it could be repaired? It seems very delicate ... See MoreSee Less
Lesson Learned! I decided to undertake a restoration of this dance purse. As always, I begin restorations by soaking the bag is a mild Woolite bath, and am always amazed at the dirt and grime that comes off when the purse is rinsed. Alas, not the thing to do with this purse! Unnoticed by me, the beads on the purse were steel ones, and in a matter of day the beads were covered with rust. Steel wool and filing removed most of the rust and in the end, another purse had been saved. BTW, if I do not have the appropriate vintage trim, I now pretty rely on buds and bows trim. If anyone knows a source for such trim, other than Etsy, it would be most appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less
Found two lovely beaded purses at the flea market today. The blue one has orioles on one side and red flowers on the other. The metal frame hinges in the center and it is lined with very, very soft leather. Super condition on both. A little rust on the metal frame, but I can take care of that fairly easily. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Found this at the flea market today. It's 5 x 7.5, and in near perfect condition. ... See MoreSee Less
I love filigree purse frames, so I'm collecting these cute little bags. I'm trying to figure out when they were made. I've heard the 1920's, but they look rather art nouveau. From what I read, that period ended around 1920, so now I'm wondering it maybe they're Edwardian? Do any of you know? ... See MoreSee Less
I found this today at an estate sale. It is not a purse, it is a tiny beaded pouch, only two inches wide. It has a beaded neck loop long enough to hang around your neck. It looks like it holds coins. I'm assuming this is old, but I don't know how old, or anything about these sorts of things. Anybody ever see anything like this? Note the really cool button that looks like a faux closure. ... See MoreSee Less