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Antique Whiting & Davis Deco Enamel Frame Multicolor Geometric Flames Painted Mesh Purse

Antique Whiting & Davis Deco Enamel Frame Multicolor Geometric Flames Painted Mesh Purse

Antique Whiting & Davis Deco Enamel Frame Multicolor Geometric Flames Painted Mesh Purse - detail

Antique Whiting & Davis Deco Enamel Frame Multicolor Geometric Flames Painted Mesh Purse - detail

"RED FLAMES" by myownflow on Polyvore

"RED FLAMES" by myownflow on Polyvore

Flame stitch shoes, 1700-1729. Bold geometric wool canvas work, known as bargello or flame stitch, was an important embroidery style in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Used primarily for upholstery and small personal accessories such as purses, it is seen here in a typical zigzag pattern on this pair of ladies' latchet shoes. It is notable that even the heel is covered with the needlework, as it is more typical to find a contrasting silk or leather used. The wide strip of metallic braid…

Flame stitch shoes, 1700-1729. Bold geometric wool canvas work, known as bargello or flame stitch, was an important embroidery style in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Used primarily for upholstery and small personal accessories such as purses, it is seen here in a typical zigzag pattern on this pair of ladies' latchet shoes. It is notable that even the heel is covered with the needlework, as it is more typical to find a contrasting silk or leather used. The wide strip of metallic braid…

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