Reticule, anonymous, c. 1787 - c. 1807

Reticule, anonymous, c. 1787 - c. 1807

silk, l 24.0cm × w 25.0cm × h 9.0cm More details

A similar bag from Paris was described in the German fashion magazine Journal des Luxus und der Moden of 1788 as ‘an elegant English lady’s work bag … mostly made of taffeta decorated with flowers’. Fashionable ladies carried their needlework in this type of drawstring purse, which was fitted with a thick paper box as the base. This model was replaced only around 1807 with elongated fabric bags with drawstrings.

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