Thursday, 22 September 2011

Charles I Purse For Auction

This rare Charles I needleworked purse or swetebag of circa 1630 has silk and silver threads depicting flowers growing on a trellis, with a drawstring cord top and tassel trimmings and silk lining. It measures 12cm (4.5") square. It is being offered at auction by Lyon and Turnbull on 28 September. Lot 20, it has an estimate of £1,000 - £1,500. Click here for more details.

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