Market Lavington Museum

A Victorian Evening Bag

evening bag 1

This little drawstring bag is about 140 years old dating, we believe, from the 1880s. It is made of black silk and decorated with bands of gold thread and coloured ribbon flowers.

evening bag 2

Viewed from below, we see that its base is a mirror, about 5.5 cms in diameter. (We apologise for the white stripe across the mirror, which is a reflection!)

How lovely that this little accessory has survived all these years and retained its colour.