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Vintage Austrian Petit Point Mirrored Purse Vanity Case

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This vintage 1940's mirrored vanity case was hand stitched in Austria and made of the finest silk micro petit point embroidery.

Vintage 1940's Austrian petit point mirrored purse case 

I've never acquired one of these cases before and this was the sole example in a New York petit point collection that I purchase several years ago.


Vintage figural scenic petit point mirrored case made in Austria     Vintage Austrian mirrored petit point purse case

Although this piece is not marked, I assure you, it was hand made in Austria during the approx. 1940 era. It will arrived to you in never used condition, except for the few times I have opened and closed the lid. The petit point is micro and the stitch count should be at least 1600 to the sq. inch. Although I have not counted them, I have worked with enough petit point to know the difference. The color palette is soft, not faded, it is gentle and serene the way it was intended to be. In person, it may be a bit deeper in tone but I didn't want to over edit these photos, it's all showing pretty true on my screen. This is a figural depiction, somewhat romantic and includes some architectural elements in the background. Colors include soft pinks, lavenders, greens, rose and other earthy tones. The front and back covers are trimmed with a twisted cord that adds a nice touch. The clasp is very tight and closes snugly, it takes a little getting used to. You have to push it in and perhaps upward a tad bit to open this case but it functions just fine.

Vintage figural scenic petit point mirrored purse case     Petit point mirrored purse case made in Austria

The backside is layered with a lavender purple, shiny satiny like material, that almost seems a little iridescent but not quite. It's lovely and unusual. The interior opens to reveal a beveled mirror for applying your make-up or lipstick. This is a very appropriate and useful accessory for both your purse or vanity.  The beveled mirror is in damage free condition and does show a clear facial reflection, however, look closely at my photos and you will see 2 small smudges of early fogging. I was able to show it by placing the thumb of my black display hand in the spot. This delightful petit point case measures approx. 3 1/4 inches square, a very nicely sized little treasure. If you love Austrian petit point purse and vanity accessories, and prefer softer, gentler color tones, you will adore this charming mirrored vanity case from a time when elegance was a daily trend.

Vintage petit point purse case with make-up mirror     Austrian hand stitched petit point mirrored purse case

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