Handfinished layered valentine's card: 19th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Handfinished layered valentine's card: 19th century

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Handfinished, layered valentine's card comprising a top sheet of pink & gilded lace paper with a central heart shaped motif cameo embossed with an image of three flying cherubs and a dove. This heart flaps down to reveal an applied paper decoration below printed with a blue ribbon marked 'Love, Truth, Constance & Affection'. The back of the sheet is decorated with an applied smaller sheet of silver and white lace paper decorated with a central paper print of a young girl, head and shoulders only. The inner sheet is of lilac lace paper with a floral design surrounding an oval shaped central area. Applied to this area is a paper panel printed with a bunch of flowers. Below is applied a garland of pink frosted paper leaves and silver and gilded leaves. This sheet is stuck to the back of the card.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1860 AD - 1880 AD
 

Image Number

001053
 

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