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Antique Petit Point, Needlepoint & Fabric Purses
Embroidered Silk,  & French Tapestry Handbags

Purses Made in Austria, France, Italy, England and Germany
Designers: Walborg, Maria Stransky, Wiener, Jolles, Michel Swiss
Enamel, Mother-of-Pearl and Marcasite Embellished Frames

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Purse Categories:

Beaded Purses

Beaded Scenes, Carpets,
Birds, Bugs, Animals

Box Purses
1930's - 1940's - 1950's

Change Purse &
Coin Holders

Compact Purses &

Elegant Evening Bags

Mesh & Metal Purses

Petit Point, Fabric &
Tapestry Purses

Rhinestone Handbags

Petit point clutch purse with opera glasses and accessories

Petit point opera purse clutch

Superb and Rare Petit Point Opera Clutch with Accessories

This rare and elusive petit point opera clutch is an amazing find,
top side is layered with hand stitched embroidery depicting
a large vase of overflowing flowers in clean and radiant tones,
backside has a deep rich jet black silky satin like fabric and
has a petit point band for slipping in the end of your hand,
this feature helps to avoid dropping and possible damage,
interior offers endless perks, many with coordinating petit point,
5 by 5 inch clear make-up mirror and 4 matching accessories:
opera glasses, powder compact, lipstick tube and comb case,
and it doesn't stop there, lift the accessory compartment and
find another small section with pocket and attached coin purse,
condition overall is amazing, clean, well kept and preserved,
the perfect gift for the purse collector, a real treat all for you,
click the photo, see more pics and description about condition.

          Item  6-225 A              This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Rare figural scenic petit point purse French jeweled frame 

Totally Spectacular Vintage Petit Point Figural Scenic Purse

Here we go again, another one-of-a kind pristine vintage purse,
from a time when embroiderers were skilled masters of the art,
an incredibly fine and well detailed micro petit point silk purse,
a figural scenic beauty from the earlier half of the 1900's era,
untouched, on an amethyst jeweled French hallmarked frame,
don't let this one escape you, could there be another in existence?
a superb treasure for the discriminating buyer of hand embroidery,
please look further by clicking the photo to review all the details.

          Item  7-PP17             This item is sold, sorry no longer available           Place Order via Email

Antique silk purse Italian mosaic frame 

Elusive Italian Mosaic Frame Crowns This Silk Embroidered Purse

Oh my, this is really quite lovely, mosaic frames are very scarce,
this one crowns a black watered silk handbag with embroidery,
made in Italy ca. 1900 with inset micro mosaic brass frame,
petit point type stitches, bag shows none or minimal age wear,
impeccably cared for, hand washed, an elegant presentation,
interior lined in black silky satin with a single pocket,
a gem for sure, click on the photo to review more details.

          Item  5-520 B                 $465.00    Now $385.00          Place Order via Email

Vintage Walborg petit point figural scenic purse 

Lovely 1950's Walborg Figural Scenic Petit Point Evening Purse

Attractive hand stitched petit point scenic handbag,
likely made in France for the esteemed designer, Walborg,
petit point stitches are abundant in radiant color, like new,
jet black background sports a cozy figural picnic scene with border,
pretty gold tone frame with kissing clasp tipped in marcasite stones,
exceptionally clean and perfectly preserved, fine quality satin lining,
Walborg label, 2 pockets, make-up mirror and satin change purse,
no wears, tears or signs of age, looks fabulous, was cared for,
please click on the photo for more details and pictures.

          Item  6-225 B                This item is sold, sorry no longer available          Place Order via Email

Large vintage petit point purse sterling lavender roses and French beaded frame 

Fine-Looking 1940's Petit Point Evening Purse with Lavender Roses

This larger hand made petit point purse is on a French beaded frame,
all hand stitched with 32 stitches to the inch or over 1000 to the sq. in.,
ivory background is heavily infused with a stunning arrangement to
include radiant sterling lavender roses and an abundance of florals,
golden frame and clasp are well beaded, interior signed made in France,
fantastic colors are crisp and this purse has been professionally cleaned,
ivory satin lining has dual pockets, make-up mirror and change purse,
wonderful vintage condition, small signs of age, no serious issues,
click on the photos and take a closer look at this magnificent beauty.

          Item  2-514 B               This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Antique Aubusson tapestry French purse 

Antique 1900 Aubusson French Tapestry Hand Woven Figural Purse

This fine antique fashion accessory is one of 2 purses from the same estate,
another lovely hand woven Aubusson tapestry bag, made in France,
adorable romance scene with architectural waterway on the backside,
very nice antique condition with small wear at the frame's edge,
truly gorgeous solid rose encrusted frame, stamped and marked,
perfectly pristine interior beige quality satin lining with 2 pockets,
professionally cleaned, a beautiful handbag for the purse collector,
click on the photo and explore all the details about this beauty.

          Item  4-1117 D              This item is sold, sorry no longer available          Place Order via Email

Petit point purse 2 scenes made in Austria

Austrian petit point scenic figural handbag purse 

Stunning Vintage 1930's Micro Petit Point Purse Dual Scenes

Intricately detailed petit point purse from the 1930 - 1940 era,
unmarked but has the attributes of the purses made in Austria,
very tiny and ultra fine silk stitches, abundant color, no fading,
professionally and thoroughly cleaned by hand, in wonderful
condition with 2 figural scenic and architectural views,
no apparent wear, a couple of small perimeter discolors,
amazing pattern in rich, radiant tones, pretty floral borders,
very minimal ivory background has a soft vintage look,
bright golden etched frame has pierced Austrian styled clasp,
ivory satin lining, pockets, change purse, interior gently used,
exterior looks fabulous, well cared for and preserved,
desirable vintage condition, click photos to see more details.

          Item  6-225 D         This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Maria Stransky petit point boxy purse with accessories 

Petit point purse Maria Stransky with accessories 

Fabulous Maria Stransky Micro Petit Point Boxy Handbag

These boxy styled purses were hand made in Austria,
this one has the "Queen of Petit Point" Maria Stransky label
made exclusively for the upscale shops of Spritzer & Fuhrmann,
this creation dates to the 1930's - 1940 era of finer handbags,
hand stitched micro petit point depicts an array of florals
on a jet black background color, all stitched to perfection,
comes with 3 original interior petit point accessories,
the ladies powder compact, cigarette case and lipstick tube,
all coordinated with similar florals and matching color tones,
metal case/handles in golden brass tone with petit point banding,
interior black satin linings, pockets and slots, 1 with a comb,
I gently cleaned every aspect of this purse I felt needed it,
overall a superbly kept antiquity showing little signs of aging,
no exterior stitch loss, no discolorations, no major flaws,
an admirable treasure to preserve, click photo for more details.

          Item  6-67 D                 This item is sold, sorry no longer available
          Place Order via Email

Vintage 1930 1940 monochrome petit point figural scenic purse 

Vintage 1940 Monochrome Figural Scenic Petit Point Evening Handbag

Hard to find monochrome petit point purse, finished in the gray tones,
hand made, over 1000 stitches to the sq. in. with ivory background,
figural outdoor scene has ladies, gentleman, swan and architecture,
rose and floral borders, stitching is in fine, undamaged condition,
professionally cleaned, age related discolor to outer edges and gusset,
brushed silver toned frame, gray silk lining, dual pockets, change purse,
click on the photo and review lots more details about this vintage beauty.

          Item  3-228 E                   $385.00    Now $275.00          Place Order via Email

Vintage needlepoint purse 1960 Maud Hundley 

Vintage 1960 Designer Needlepoint Purse by Artist Maud Hundley

An elegant "little" beauty, hand made by needle worker Maud Hundley,
crisp and colorful roses and florals are set against an ivory background,
wonderful French enameled brass work to this sturdy purse frame,
beautifully hand made, wee signs of age or wear, extra fine condition,
interior is beautifully lined with dual pockets and designer label,
professionally cleaned, for the girl that prefers to carries less,
please click on the photo to review more about this creative purse.

          Item  5-122 A              $265.00    Now $ 225.00          Place Order via Email

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