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Antique Beaded Purses
Vintage Beaded Handbags

1800's Victorian, 1900 Art Nouveau & Edwardian Styles
1920's Art Deco & Flapper Era Bags, French Steel & Glass Beads
Micro Beaded Reticules, Knit Swag & Puffy Designs
Made in France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Belgium

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Vanity Dresser Items



Antique Art Nouveau large beaded purse with hat styled basket of flowers 

Incredible Art Nouveau Hand Woven Beaded Handbag, ca. 1900

Antique woven glass beaded purse depicts a sensational
basket overflowing with bright red and pastel flowers,
striking background design introduces the Art Deco era,
accentuated with stunning bright gold beaded borders,
silver toned framing has superb Nouveau embossed detail
with a glass bead at each sew hole for added dimension,
exceptional fringe work is thick, lush and complete,
interior is newly lined with a delicate bright ivory silk,
a gorgeous purse in excellent condition, clean, no bead loss,
perfect, please click the photo for more exciting details.

Item  4-124 B           This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order via Email

You save over 30% on this antique purse and free shipping to the lower 48 US states. **


Antique micro beaded pansy purse sterling silver frame 

Striking Vintage Micro Beaded Purse, Brilliant Pansies on a Sterling Frame

Tiny glass beads of different shapes and sizes, crisp yellow lavender pansies,
hand knit against a jet black faceted and shimmering micro glass bead,
extremely vibrant and life-like, very nice vintage condition, nearly perfect,
original iridescent lining with pocket is very stable, gathered trimming is aged,
small beaded ball and tassel finish off the bottom for added dimension,
beautiful and desirable purse with hard to find floral pansy display,
sterling silver gold gilt frame is decoratively etched with original initials,
just a gorgeous purse to add to your collection or for occasional use,
please click on the photos to see lots more about this bold antique purse.

Item  4-915 F             $575.00       Now $430.00       Place Order via Email

You save over 25% on this antique purse and free shipping in the lower 48 US states. **

Vintage 1920 orange red beaded flapper purse with fringe

Dazzling Antique Rustic Orange Red Hand Knit Beaded Fringed Purse

Shimmering rustic orange beaded bag, ca. 1900 - 1920 era,
absolutely the best color with red over tones, very dynamic,
this unique vintage beaded purse has been hand knit and is in
excellent, well cared for condition, no bead loss or damages,
this purse has been professionally and thoroughly cleaned,
9,300 beads on the thick lush fringes have been re-enforced
by passing a double row of matched thread through each strand,
lovely angle shaped frame has delicate Victorian filigree accents,
frame functions properly with kissing clasps and solid hinges,
interior maintains it's original medium orange fabric in good overall
condition with some small wearing over by one of the hinge areas,
please click on the photo and investigate more fabulous details.

Item  2-211 C               $495.00     Now $350.00            Place Order via Email

1920 Flapper purse on a tiger striped oval celluloid mirrored frame with golden mother-of-pearl beads 

Radiant 1920's Flapper Bag Dynamic Mother of Pearl Glass Beads

Fabulous golden mother-of-pearl hand knit flapper purse ca. 1920's,
this bag is a classic statement from the highly fashionable flapper era,
these glass beads are cut and faceted in the rarer pearled finish,
background thread is knit with a deep chocolate brown tone,
purse is well secured to a tiger striped celluloid frame which has a
patent date of April 25, 1922 on the inside of the lid, as well as an
original beveled mirror which still shows a good clear image,
celluloid chain handle supports this light weight bag perfectly,
soft black interior fabric lining has fancy jet black trimmings,
this purse suffers no structural wears or tears, little if any bead loss,
no snags or repairs noticed, very clean and beautifully well kept,
a marvelous purse, click the photo to see more about this charmer.

Item  4-109 B1                     $475.00    Now $295.00      Place Order via Email

You save 38% on this antique purse and free shipping to the lower 48 US states. **

Large Vintage Flapper Bag, Robust Tassel

Shimmering handbag, black faceted background,
floral banded, each side has different colors,
large beaded ball and tassel, multi layered,
roomy interior,  black lining, gold embossed frame,
excellent condition, no losses, crisp and lively.

Item  4-227 D         $295.00    Now $220.00          Place Order via Email

You save over 25% on this antique purse and free shipping to the lower 48 US states. **

Antique Art Nouveau purple beaded knit swag with portrait frame 

Antique Art Nouveau Beaded Purse with Rare Portrait Frame, ca. 1900

Please click on the photo to examine more of this fabulous handbag,
an Art Nouveau beaded knit swag designed purse at it's very best,
radiant purple lavender beading in vertical swags and looped fringes,
crowned with a rare silver plated Nouveau portrait profile frame,
background threading is a deep rich dark wine purple burgundy,
lined in quality coordinating purple silk and embroidered trim,
professionally cleaned and in overall superb, excellent condition,
an incredible treat for the purse enthusiast, hard to find another.

Item 2-211 B               This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Antique Art Nouveau beaded purse lyre design thick fringes 

Vibrant Antique Art Nouveau Glass Beaded Purse, ca. 1900

Fabulous antique hand woven glass beaded purse from the beloved
Art Nouveau era, 1895 - 1905, depicting a dynamic lyre still life scene,
radiant hot pink roses and greenery encircle the central theme,
deep iridescent cobalt blue background beads are multi tinted,
use of color and bead tones are different on each side of the purse,
silver plated frame has embossed garlands and wreath cartouche,
well secured at all points with an accent bead at each sew hole,
amazing thick fringes are lush and complete with original decorative
oval elongated wedding cake beads accentuating the outer sides,
interior has a navy blue cobalt silk lining with ruffled edge,
excellent condition, professionally cleaned, wee if any flaw to find,
as close to pristine as possible, no complaints or apologies,
please click on the photo to explore more details about this purse.

Item  0-1029 C              This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

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Victorian 1900 beaded puffy purse with needlepoint center 

Truly Rare 1900 Victorian Beaded Puffy Purse with Needlepoint

It doesn't get much better than this as far as a puffy is concerned,
Victorian era to early 1900's this stunning little purse comes in an
unusual form, I've never seen a beaded puffy with needlepoint centers,
this one, with exceptional color tones, has been professionally cleaned,
crowned with a silver toned filigree pierced frame and clasp, all great,
original silk lining is wearing but has matching clear make-up mirror,
exterior beadwork is sensational, so well kept with a fabulous pattern,
if you only want one puffy in your collection, consider this rare one,
take a closer look by clicking on the photo to see more details.

Item  3-329 A              This item is sold, sorry no longer available          Place Order via Email

Antique German blue beaded purse with white wedding bells ca. 1900 1920 

Very Rare and Unusual German Beaded Handbag, ca. 1900

Captivating early 1900's Art Nouveau purse from Germany,
white wedding bells embellished with bezel set rhinestones,
a most unusual beaded handbag with lovely blue background,
signature bead in place with full twisted interlocking fringe,
all original lining intact with pocket and cloth label,
absolutely fine lovely condition, clean, no visible flaws,
please click the photo and review more about this purse,
it may be necessary to refresh the page as I have recently
updated some of the photos.

Item  5-325 D                     $655.00       Now $390.00       Place Order via Email

You save over 40% on this antique purse and free shipping to the lower 48 US states. **

Emerald green knit swag glass beaded purse 1920 large 

Vintage 1920's Emerald Green Knit Swag Beaded Handbag

Shimmering cut and faceted deep emerald green glass beads were used
to hand knit this larger than normal swag styled beaded purse,
17 vertical rows of radiant glass on a forest green background thread,
original interior shiny fabric lining is maintaining with no tears,
silver toned embossed frame has a lovely intricate design,
overall very good vintage condition, small repair, no negatives,
clean and fresh, please click the photo to see more about this purse.

             Item  0-125 B                      $295.00    Now $220.00         Place Order via Email

             You save over 25% on this antique purse and free shipping to the lower 48 US states. **

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