Victorian Black Fabric Purse with Beaded Frame
Dark black pleated heavy cloth makes up the body of this handbag, but the real star is the gold-tone frame replete with roses and beading. Even the clasp is ornately done. Tilt the clasp back and it opens to a black silk interior with an interior pocket. The handle is made of the same fabric that the purse is, and is attaches to little floral scrolls on the frame. The purse has no maker's mark and is in mostly excellent condition with a bit of wear to the strap. The strap is so thick, however, it still remains very functional without risk of failure. This purse measures 7" wide by 6" high.