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Purse with Cats in Original Gift Box

1935.1462AB (RS244362)

Description

Small purse with decorative hinged metal frame, handle and push-button clasp. Sides made of brown velvet. Front side of purse decorated with four gray and white cats made of molded fabric or paper. Interior lined in maroon fabric. Purse rests in custom made maroon box lined with cream-colored fabric.There is a metal clasp on the front of the box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880
Inscriptions
"540" (On bottom of box.)
"FROM / WM. A. FREY, / Importer of / MUSIC, STATIONARY / AND / FANCY GOODS, / 107 & 109 Post St., S. F." (On bottome of box)
Material
metal
satin
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Bag, Carrying
metal
Purse
purses (ladies' accessories)
satin
Unidentified Textile
velvet (fabric weave)
Accession Number
1935.1462AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrsl Grace L. Richards
GUSN
38279

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