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Black mesh stands out against the cream silk lining of this reticule giving greater prominence to the petit point embroidery. A golden border frames the simple floral design while also referencing the more traditional designs of Austrian tapestry bags. Those designs often feature detailed Italianate landscape settings that incorporate buildings and people.

Details

  • Title: BAG
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1850/1859
  • Location Created: BRITISH
  • Type: Handbag
  • Rights: SIMONE HANDBAG MUSEUM
  • Medium: COTTON, WOOL THREAD, AND SILK CORD

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