Wonderful Victorian steel bead
piecrust chatelaine purse in about as perfect condition as one could expect to fine. The beads are steel cut hex grays with
no rust. They really sparkle and shine.
The chatelaine hook and the frame, as well as the center of the
beadwork, are adorned with good sized round Persian turquoise stones. The hook is in wonderful condition -- no repairs. It
is strong and ready to wear.
The back side of the bag is doeskin in wonderful
condition with no holes, tears or worn spots. It does have soil from use.
is doeskin lining in excellent condition featuring a pocket.
There are no marks on the semi ornate
frame and I do not know what the frame is made of. It is not silverplate. Perhaps steel or even pewter, I do not know. It
does not tarnish. I have not tried to clean it, leaving it in 'as found' condition.
Plunger closure works
No condition issues except the few
missing fringes. You will not be disappointed in the quality of this bag.
lovely, all original, piecrust chatelaine bag.
Antique - Missing About Two Fringes
Measures: 5" Wide x 6" ~
Tall ~ 12" Total Length With Clip
Maker: Hand Beaded - No Marks
Cost: $295 -- Includes