“… 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
No Regency gown is complete without a 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 ivory coloured satin dupion
- Closes with a drawstring ribbon