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Bag. Black silk velvet embroidered with cut steel beads in floral sprig and border (repeated). Cut steel frame with faceted beads, stud closure, chain. 2 bead tassels at sides. Bead looped fringe (deteriorated). Deep purple silk lining. Condition: velvet worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

beadwork

Western European, 1840–60

Object Place

Dimensions

21.5 x 17.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1144

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with cut steel bead embroidery, clasps and chain

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes