A new level of card game mania swept Europe during the 17th century and continued into the 18th century. Gambling with cards or "gaming" was a favored pastime for both men and women of all ages and classes
Yellow silk embroidered bag (pouch), Russian, 1730-60. This object is from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905), a Russian noblewoman compelled to preserve what she perceived as the vanishing folk art traditions of her native country. Traveling extensively throughout Great Russia, she collected many fine examples of textile art of the wealthy peasant class. From the 1870s until moving to France in 1902, Shabelsky amassed a large collection of intricately embroidered hand-woven…
Title: 1920's Celluloid Carnival Glass Jeweled Frame w/Chinese Silk Purse and Tassel, Status: SOLD, Category: Fashion:Purses & Handbags:Art Deco:Celluloid, Shop: Victorian Dreams, Description: This 1920's Art Deco jeweled Celluloid Frame purse has a gorgeous Chinese printed silk body with a silky bottom tassel. Both sides are exactly the same, with beautiful blue carnival glass beads. There
Large Antique 1920s Mandalian Enamel Mesh Fringe Purse Bag Peacock Bird
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