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Impressive Antique Petit Point Opera Clutch Handbag

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Made by hand, most assuredly in France or Austria, during the 1920's - 1930 era, this rare and exciting petit point opera clutch is a treat for the lover of fine embroidery.

Antique petit point opera clutch purse accessories 

This is an amazing purse and in the nearly 20 years that I have handled and cared for vintage purses, I have never acquired one like this nor have I seen one in this desirable condition.

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   Hand stitched petit point opera clutch

The top side of this clutch is layered in fine silk petit point, exhibiting a large vase of overflowing flowers, all on a jet black background. The stitches are small and tight. I don't see any signs of wear or age to the embroidery. The color palette is fabulous, crisp, a very intricate floral arrangement, showing a full spectrum of tones, no fading. The visual aspects of this purse are quite appealing and this clutch comes full of perks. This purse offers what every woman wants when attending the opera including 4 petit point matching accessories.  The condition is also to be respected, with this purse showing small signs of natural aging, particularly a little to the interior linings. This purse has been properly cared for and considering it's condition, it was probably not used much at all. I love this purse and I know someone is going to be thrilled with it.

Petit point clutch with opera glasses antique  Opera glasses petit point powder compact

Oh, how divine! A huge 5 by 5 inch make-up mirror, all in great usable condition with the size of the purse being about 6 by 6 1/4 inches, nearly square. All 4 accessory pieces are layered in coordinating petit point to include functioning opera glasses, a ladies powder compact, a lipstick tube and a comb holder. Each piece fits perfectly and snugly into it's designated slot. The powder compact is about 2 1/4 inches square. The compact's mirror is still usable but shows a little age and clouding, the puff and screen appear clean and unused. The backside of the compact has a lovely engine turned design, very nice. The lipstick tube is adorable but I have yet to be able to pull the tube out of the holder, it is stuck. The comb holder is without it's original comb, there are pieces of it remaining in the holder, looks like it dried up and fell apart with age. Let me be sure to emphasize that this purse is not intended to carry much more than it's accessories, perhaps a handkerchief, credit card or other flat such items. Over filling this purse will cause stress and damage.

Petit point purse with accessories opera glasses  Petit point purse

The opera glasses are a treat, as is the entire clutch. They seem to be in fine working order, although I am no expert on opera glasses, I see through them very well and the glasses seem to function as they should. I believe my photos show all aspects of this purse but if you want to see something closer-up, let me know. All of the metal and perimeter hardware on this purse appears as brass. I have cleaned every part of this purse that I could without jeopardizing it's integrity. The fabric lining the interior compartments looks like a watered silk and there are a couple of spots that are starting to fray, as is common with antique silk linings but I believe the condition is still amazing. Many purses lined in silk have shattered completely but with care, this purse will continue as is for a long time. My photos show these frays.

Antique petit point multi compartment purse with accessories 

This purse just continues to dazzle. The fun keeps going. Lift the accessory compartment and find another sweet section for your handkerchief, credit card and mad money. This area is complete with pocket and attached coin purse. This section shows the majority of the small silk frays but all together, it's still wonderful and will go to the opera again without trouble. The backside of this purse is covered with a jet black silky satin fabric of finer quality. Although hard to notice, there is a very little rubbing of the fabric on the  2 bottom corner, you must look closely to notice. Also the piping on this purse has a gold finish and some of the finish has naturally faded from age. Otherwise this opera clutch is fantastic. The backside has a hand slot for securing this clutch while carrying. I guess I could go on and on but basically, this is a WOW petit point opera clutch for the collector of exquisite and rare purses. It has been extremely well cared for in my opinion. If in 20 years this is a first acquisition for me, please consider it while it's available. I may never get another one.

Petit point clutch purse with opera glasses  

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