Beautiful Victorian drawstring mourning bag with steel cut beading in a flower pattern. Body of the bag is delicate crochet, interior is silk. Bag is in overall amazing condition. I've seen a lot of them most are in disrepair. This one is near perfect when you consider the age of the piece.
There are no missing beads, no hanging or loose strings. It's been in my possession for quite awhile. Some minor darkening to trim around the top. there is no fraying to interior lining. Beading is AMAZING and completely intact as far as I can see. The fold-over beaded cuff on the top of the purse measures 2 inches and there are no missing strands there either. It's really a very nice bag.
8.5 inches long without steel cut tassel. Tassel adds an additional 2 inches
5.5 inches wide
Draw chain when fully closed measures 15.5 inches long or 31 inches over-all.
This piece will ship fully insured via USPO priority mail.