Multi-layered handfinished valentine's card: 19th century

Multi-layered handfinished valentine's card: 19th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

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Multi-layered, handfinished valentine's card with a circular under sheet comprising a perforated lace paper border with embossed flower design surrounding a circular central panel with applied decoration of a heart shaped gilded paper frame surrounding two cameo embossed cherub figures and an outer border of embossed silver paper. Above this layer is attached, by paper springs or hinges, an uncoloured lace paper border with embossed flower design. Applied to this border are two coloured, embossed paper floral garlands and four blue lace paper leaves.

Image Details

Date
 
1860 AD - 1880 AD
Image Number
 
001051

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