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Beaded bag

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A gilded relief frame at top and chain handle, bag itself rather flat with bottom designed both in beading and in cut to resemble basket; beads knitted, clear beads as background, design in polychrome beads, on each side of bag a vase filled with roses with other smaller scale flowers powdered...

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Gift of Mrs. Henry K. Metcalf

French, mid-19th century

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Overall: 19 x 15.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Beads; knitted


Textiles and Fashion Arts