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Octavo Lace Paper with applied Silk Embroidered Cartouche with Silk Ribbon Trim
Octavo Lace Paper

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Price: $50.00

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Product Code: 55329

A 7” x 4 ˝” lace paper only applied to what was once the top of a valentine.  It is unidentified, but elaborate lace paper with gilt embellishment.  This is topped with an applied silk ribbon border and a center cartouche with embroidered silk roses captioned “To My Friend”.    The embroidered silk is probably by Rimmel or perhaps Stevens, makers of Stevengraphs.  This is surrounded by a hinged  ring of die-cut roses.   Lightly attached to construction paper –could be easily removed. C1860s.  Overall condition – excellent.