FRAMED PURSES

METAL FRAMED PURSES

Until around the middle of the 16th century when pockets were sewn into clothing, purses and pouches were a necessary part of the wardrobe. The term "purse" was used for either a man's or woman's bag for carrying money and possessions (when the sleeve or cod-piece was not used). The framed purses were popular as early as the 15th century and were often falconer's bags. However, many paintings show nobility wearing this type of purse hanging from a belt or girdle and they were quite ornate by the end of the 16th century. Some of the frames were hoops or hoops attached to horizontal bars, while others were frames with clasps, both simple and ornate. This style was worn by both, male and female; however, the men wore theirs attached to their belt.
Plain Clasp Purses


A lined velveteen ladies' purse attached to a simple metal clasp frame with a heavy chain for hanging from a girdle or brooch. It can also be worn as a shoulder purse.
Black, Burgundy, Red, Dark Green, Navy


P8P
Plain Clasp Purse
$58.00
Color Frame


Our current supply of
Plain Purses
can be found in our Etsy Shop!

Clearance and One-of-A-Kind
Appliqued Clasp Purse


A lined velveteen ladies' purse embellished with an applique and pearls. It is attached to a simple silvertone metal clasp frame with a heavy chain for hanging from a girdle or brooch. It can also be worn as a shoulder purse.
Black, Red, Dark Green - ONLY ONE EACH!
DISCONTINUED - LIMITED TO CURRENT STOCK

P8A
Plain Clasp Purse w/Applique & Pearls
$78.00
Color


Our current supply of
Applique Purses
can be found in our Etsy Shop!

Clearance and One-of-A-Kind
Ornate Clasp Purses


A lined velveteen ladies' purse that has been quilted and hand beaded (Each genuine freshwater pearl has been individually knotted) and handsewn attached to a ornate metal clasp frame. There is a heavy chain attached to the frame for hanging from a belt/girdle or brooch. It also Can be worn as a shoulder purse.
Black, Navy, Burgundy

P8O
Ornate Gold Clasp w/Quilted & Beaded Purse
$108.00
Color Frame


Our current supply of
Pearled Purses
can be found in our Etsy Shop!

Clearance and One-of-A-Kind

Ornate Straight Top A


Ornate Curved Top B
Supplies - Metal Purse Clasps


A DIY item! You can make a purse to match your outfit! We are offering our supply of metal purse clasps to our customer for a limited time while supply lasts. The frames have metal eyes for sewing the fabric purse body securely to the frame. The chain is NOT included.
Ornate Straight Top A
Ornate Curved Top B
We have a few styles in silver.
Please contact us for more frame styles!


SP8O
Ornate Gold Clasp Frame
$28.00
Frame


Our current supply of
Metal Purse Frames
can be found in our Etsy Shop!

Clearance and One-of-A-Kind


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