Royal Bags Exhibition




Photo by Moniek Bloks

Who knew there was even such a thing as a bag and purse museum? I certainly didn’t! This particular one even has a special exhibition on royal bags, which even includes some historical women such as Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queens Wilhelmina and Juliana. The exhibition itself is rather small, but the museum itself has two more floors with special bags.

I do apologise for the quality of the pictures. The lighting was rather poor, and I did not have my Canon with me.

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Belonged to Queen Mary (of Teck)
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Frog purse from 1700
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Belonged to Queen Victoria of Sweden (Victoria of Baden)
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Belonged to Princess Sophia Albertina of Sweden
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Belongs to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
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Belongs to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
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Belonged to Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo)
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Bridal bag: picture of Louis XV and Marie Lesczyska (circa 1725)
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Belonged to Queen Frederica of Sweden (Frederica of Baden)
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Belonged to Queen Sophia of Sweden (Sophia of Nassau)
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Belonged to Princess Eugenie of Sweden
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Collection of handbags belonging to Queen Elizabeth II
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Belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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Belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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(Probably) belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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Made by Queen Sophie (Sophie of Württemberg)
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Embroidered by Queen Emma (Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont)
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Made and given away by Queen Sophie (Sophie of Württemberg)
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Belonged to Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Belonged to Queen Juliana and also worn by Queen Maxima
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Belonged to Queen Juliana
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Belonged to Queen Juliana
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Belonged to Queen Juliana
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Belonged to Queen Juliana
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Powder box, belonged to Queen Juliana
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Belonged to Queen Juliana
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Belonged to Lilian, Princess of Réthy
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Belonged to Princess Grace of Monaco
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Carried by Queen Letizia of Spain
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Belonged to Queen Alexandra (Alexandra of Denmark)
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Belonged to Louise of Prussia
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Belonged to Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Belonged to Pauline Bonaparte
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Belonged to Queen Victoria
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Chanel 2.55
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Bottega Veneta
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Maison Longchamp, Le Pliage
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Belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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Belonged to Queen Emma (Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont)
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Belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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Belonged to Queen Adelaide (Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)
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Belonged to Queen Wilhelmina
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Belonged to Empress Elisabeth (Elisabeth of Bavaria)
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Belonged to Empress Elisabeth (Elisabeth of Bavaria)

The Royal Bags Exhibition is now at the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje in Amsterdam until 26 February 2017.






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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you very much for the article. I never knew about the bags and it was interesting to see pictures of them. Very beautiful. Wish I could see them in person.

  2. Thank you for sharing your photos of the exquisite handbags carried by these beautiful and courageous women. It’s all very interesting and gives one a true sense of historical power.

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