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Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s
Octavo Valentine with Elaborate Windsor Lace Paper with Hidden Message. ..1840s-1850s


 
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Price: $100.00

Product Code: 24011525

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A 6 7/8" x 4 3/4" intricately cut lace paper of elaborate garden scene with a man and woman across the courtyard.   Marked Windsor, bottom left. A 3" x 2 1/4"  applied lace paper hinged door with applied hand colored floral array and Dresden arrow pierced heart.  When lifted, an applied scrap reads "Gift of Friendship" Backed with yellow tissue guard. A penciled note within reads "O let my friendship in the wreath though but a bud among the flowers.  Its sweetest fragrance round the breathe twill serve to soothe they weary hours.". Back cover blank. Marked 2 1/2 (in blue). .