Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! French Shagreen Coin Purse with Mirror, Excellent Condition.All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Shagreen is the tanned leather of the underbelly of the stingray, and it was a favorite (and pricey) leather used for small etui, cases and items in the 1700s to 1800s.
This wonderful mid-1800s French coin purse is one of the finest examples of this leather ("galuchat" in French). The coin purse is in spectacular form inside and out, with baffled side panels to the coin purse and a beveled vanity mirror mounted into the lid. The monogram is an intertwining M and L, and can be read as either ML or LM.The fitting and monogram are of fine old French plated silver. The purse measures 3.25" long, 2.25" wide and /75 in depth.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. With not a single bit of damage to that beautiful green leather (stingray belly scales - shagreen). The interior is very nicely preserved indeed. No splits to the old silk coin purse and no damage to the old original beveled mirror, not to the case, itself. Must have been very well treasured and not much used at all.Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
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French Shagreen Coin Purse with Mirror, Excellent Condition" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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