Bags, Purses and Reticules

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A shield shaped bag of velvet backed with card decorated with metal thread and couched cord embroidery. Couture, Cord Embroidery, Zardozi Embroidery, Embroidered Velvet, Velvet Bag, Online Gallery, 17th Century, Saddle Bags, Bucket Bag
Italian embroidered velvet bag, 17th century
A shield shaped bag of velvet backed with card decorated with metal thread and couched cord embroidery.
an elaborately designed piece of cloth on display
Italian embroidered velvet bag, 17th century
A detail of the couched metal cord embroidery decorating a velvet bag.
an old purse is sitting on the floor next to some ropes and thread, which are tied together with twine
Italian embroidered velvet bag, 17th century
Inside view of the lid of an embroidered velvet bag showing where the silk lining has worn away to reveal the card backing supporting the heavy embroidery.
a small purse is hanging on a chain
Georgian silk crochet purse, early 19th century
A tiny silk coin purse of crochet worked in purple and cream stripes.
a gold chain is attached to a red, white and beige purse with two charms on it
Georgian silk crochet purse, early 19th century
Detail of the gilt metal and mother of pearl bars used to fasten a tiny silk crochet purse. The ends of each bar form tiny thistle heads.
three small pieces of cloth are sitting on the table
Three late Georgian purses
A collection of three small purses from the late Georgian period, dating to the early 19th century. Top and middle are silk crochet and the bottom one is beaded crochet.
an embroidered purse with gold trimmings and beading on the bottom, hanging from a wall
Small beaded Georgian purse with gilt frame, early 19th century
A brightly coloured beaded purse with a floral gilt frame.
A close up showing the intricate detail of the gilt frame on this beaded purse. Diamond Bracelet
Small beaded Georgian purse with gilt frame, early 19th century
A close up showing the intricate detail of the gilt frame on this beaded purse.
an embroidered bag with flowers and butterflies on the front, tied to a headband
Georgian painted silk reticule, circa 1820 - 1830
A pear or pocket shaped reticule made of hand-painted silk taffeta with silk ribbon handles.
a white bag with flowers and butterflies painted on the front, along with other items
Georgian painted silk reticule, circa 1820 - 1830
A detail of one side of the reticule showing the delicate painting of a floral posy including clematis, dog rose and fuchsia flowers along with a butterfly.
a white tote bag with flowers and butterflies on it
Georgian painted silk reticule, circa 1820 - 1830
A detail of one side of the reticule showing the delicate painting of a floral posy including clematis, morning glory and violas, as well as a butterfly.
an old purse with flowers painted on the side and gold chain hanging from it's shoulder
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
An overlay of fine chainmaille over dark blue velvet, further accented with steel rosettes and a heavily deocrated frame.
an embroidered piece of cloth with flowers on it
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
A detail of an embroidered posy of flowers on the side of a Georgian reticule showing rose, poppy, tulip and fuchsia flowers worked in silk threads and aerophane.
A detail of the inside and frame of a Georgian reticule, lined with pink silk and edged with blonde silk lace. Silk Lace, Pink Silk, Blonde, Wallet
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
A detail of the inside and frame of a Georgian reticule, lined with pink silk and edged with blonde silk lace.
an embroidered purse with flowers on it
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
A detail of an embroidered posy of flowers on the side of a Georgian reticule showing rose, tulip and several unidentified flowers worked in silk threads and aerophane.