This is an antique embroidered coin purse. Made in the 18th century and sourced in France. It has metal thread embroidery and an embroidered leather back. It has a very specific type of hook clasp typical of the period. The back of the inside of the purse is a yellow dyed scrim.
There are several sections inside with dyed leather flaps.. There are few signs of use or wear and it may have been from a shop or a sample. It was probably a mans purse and used to hold small bank notes.Please take a look at our other items. Classic Brocante is a husband and wife team, Franc and Karen Jackson. We are based in Rugby, England, which is conveniently situated for both UK and European travel. Classic Brocante sources, buys and sells vintage, antique and unusual items including jewellery, kitchenalia, collectables, curios and bric-a-brac.
We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality items to buyers around the world and ensuring that our listings are as accurate as possible. The item "Antique Embroidered Purse French 18th Century 1700s Metal Thread Louis XVI Old" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019.This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "classicbrocante" and is located in Rugby.
This item can be shipped worldwide.