Purse with Cats in Original Gift Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880

GUSN

GUSN-38279

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

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
metal
velvet (fabric weave)
satin
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Unidentified Textile
Purse

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear

Credit Line

Gift of Mrsl Grace L. Richards

Accession Number

1935.1462AB