Practical yet elegant dark wine reticule – the essential Regency accessory.
“… she saw her with a sort of anxious parade of mystery fold up a letter which she had apparently been reading aloud to Miss Fairfax, and return it into the purple and gold reticule by her side…” – Jane Austen, Emma
Where do you keep those ‘essentials’ when you’ve no pockets? Anyone will tell you that no Regency gown is complete without the essential Regency accessory reticule. These elegant handmade bags became essential accessories when pockets ceased being sewn into the fashionable skirts and dresses of the era. A lady of Jane Austen’s time would use her reticule to carry those items it was most necessary to keep to hand, such as her handkerchief, fan and perfume – or perhaps, as in the case of Mrs Elton, a mysterious letter or two!
- Beautiful handmade reticule in dark wine coloured satin dupion
- Closes with a drawstring ribbon