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Lovely Aubusson Tapestry French Hand Woven Purse

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Thank you for taking the time to read about this wonderful French hand made Aubusson tapestry silk handbag from the approx. 1900 era.

Antique Aubusson tapestry French hand woven purse 

This is one of 2 Aubusson tapestry bags that came out of the same estate, the first was listed yesterday and this one is special indeed.

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Aubusson French tapestry hand woven purse ca. 1900  French Aubusson figural scenic tapestry purse

Although this antique purse is not pristine, it is considered to be in very fine and well cared for condition, with minimal wearing at the corners and a little along the very edge of the frame. My photos will show all of these details, as well as the fabulous hand woven silk scenes. This purse has an endearing romance theme, with the backside having a fabulous architectural waterway, as shown below. Keep in mind that the background tone on both sides is an antique beige tone. This purse has been professionally cleaned, so it is now as refreshed as it will get and it's in a condition that I would prefer. Nonetheless, it still has hints if age discolor showing, for example, the 1 1/4 inch drop dangle has left behind some patina on the tapestry. It is not annoying, in my opinion, but I mention it for accuracy.

Aubusson tapestry purse 1900 French handbag  Rare Aubusson tapestry French hand woven purse

The backside of this handbag has a delightful scene with an architectural archway and staircase amidst a waterway, very wonderful depiction. There is some small wearing to the tapestry along the edge of the frame and the left corner has some slight discolor, no where near as obvious as it appears in the photo above, it's actually not very noticeable at all. The piping on this purse also shows small wear in a couple of spots but nothing too naughty. Please ask if you require any additional photos of this purse and it's small imperfections.

French Aubusson tapestry 1900 purse figural scenic  Antique Aubusson tapestry purse

The frame is an absolute stunner with heaping vines of roses and a fabulous drop pull, used for opening the purse along with it's push in plunger type clasp. I am showing extra photos of the frame so you can see how really special it is. I apologize for forgetting to photograph the interior but it is lined in a pristine beige superior quality satin and has 2 pockets. The frame is also stamped made in France, near the hinge and I think their is a hard to see hallmark. Personally, I think this is a Dore frame, that is, layered in gold gilt. This is the second of 2 purses from the same estate and the other purse is marked Dore, I believe this purse is gilded as well and even more beautiful.

French antique Aubusson tapestry handbag  Aubusson tapestry antique French purse

Please notice the very corner edge, this is one of the examples of the tapestry wear that I mentioned. Despite the fact that there are little signs like this of wear near the frame, overall, this hand woven silk purse is a true artifact and carries a skilled form of art that will not be accomplished in today's world. This purse comes with a larger gusset measuring a full 1 1/2 inches. I should also mention that all of the colors on this purse are bright and without fading. Stuffed with tissue, as shown, this purse measures generously at 7 1/2 inches from the top of the clasp to the bottom, 7 1/2 inches at it's widest and the double chain handle drops the purse by over 5 inches. This is a very fine example of a 1900 Aubusson French tapestry purse, these hand woven purses are not that readily available, as many of you collector's already know. Thank you for taking a closer look at this one and happy purse hunting to you.

French Aubusson tapestry antique purse  Aubusson tapestry antique French evening handbag

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