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Octavo Lace Paper Garden Scene Valentine with Gilt Embellishment and Dresden Birds in Nest with Eggs. Windsor or Wood.
Octavo Lace Paper


 
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Price: $85.00
Grouping: Box 3

Product Code: 55322

Description
 
An octavo size valentine with lace paper cover backed with fine silk mesh and watercolor red roses with green vines and gilt embellishment.  It depicts a woman standing in a garden setting.  The open area amongst the tree canopy above has an applied intricate Dresden scrap of a bird’s nest, complete with birds and eggs.  The inside page has printed green fern cartouche with applied coated stock paper cut out of an open book reading “Forget Me Not”.  Reverse is blank.  Most likely Windsor or early Wood lace paper. c1850s. Small portion of lace lacking bottom front.  Glue marks on inside page and scrapbook residue on reverse.  Minor condition issues on intricately decorated lace paper.