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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.
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Handbag (c. 1830)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mid-nineteenth century beaded handbag courtesy of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
This bag, from c1860, is made up of a chequered design of plaited ribbon work.
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This bag, from c1860, is made up of a chequered design of plaited ribbon work. Some of the ribbons would have been pinned onto a wooden frame whilst others were woven in and round them to create patterns. Here the ribbon cloth was then lined with a white silk and sewn into the form of a bag, whilst the top panel has been embroidered with featherstitch.
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.