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18th century knitted purse (I snuck it in on the handbags board!).

This evening bag with chain metal links has a silver coloured Greek key pattern running across it. During the late 19th Century, Germany was the major centre for making metal bags like this one. Circa 1900.

This bag, from c1860, is made up of a chequered design of plaited ribbon work.

The shape of this bag would have been very popular in the c1830s as it would have complimented the fullness of the skirts of the time.

Handbag circa 1850.

The acorns hanging at the bottom of this 1820s bag are thought to represent the notion to 'save and prosper'. Initially purses were not only used to put spending money in, they were used for saving money too. Circa 1820.

The peony in the centre is embroidered with Chinese knot stitch on one side of the bag, and satin stitch on the other. This design of a straight frame and chain handle was very popular during the 1920s.

The beadwork on this purse dates from the eighteenth century, yet the envelope shape suggests it was made up much later, in the twentieth century. Circa 1900-1929.

The beadwork on this purse dates from the eighteenth century, yet the envelope shape suggests it was made up much later, in the twentieth century. Circa 1900-1929.

Handbag circa 1870 - 1901

This bag, from the 1830s, has a beaded pattern in the form of a landscape, which runs around the whole of the bag. The top edge is crocheted in silk and the lower edge has a beaded fringe.

This mid nineteenth century beaded bag has rings on the handle where it would have been worn hanging from the finger, against the dress of the owner.

This bag, from c1860, is made up of a chequered design of plaited ribbon work.

This purse from c1900 shows a late example of Berlin woolwork. Small geometric patterns were popular at first, but later floral motifs became common. Some Berlin woolwork designs also incorporated beadwork, which added texture and detail. Circa 1830s.

1920s handbag

A bag covered in fine glass beads in a brightly coloured floral design, the lining is of cream silk. Circa 1830s.