1855-1865 Day dress, 2- piece silk w/nice trim, shawl, travel bag & bonnet.
Woman's Bag Made in United States 1800-1840 Artist/maker unknown, American Silk, woven silk ribbons. Philadelphia Museum of Art.
soutache embroidery pattern from 1863! So many applications for today besides a purse: drapery panel edge, pillows, valances.
Antique Victorian Civil War Era Reticule Purse from ShonnasVintage. circa 1860s.
Bag (Pouch), 1850-1859. American. Silk, metal. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.