The raised profile of a beautiful young lady with flowing hair gives this piece an elegant appearance. The letter holder originates from Paris and dates from 1900-1910.
It stands in easel form with one back leg and two front legs with dainty turned up feet. There is a crossbar with a center heart at the bottom center which is flanked by arabesques and small flower sprays. The front panel has a raised profile of a young girl with a wreath of flowers in her hair. Her hair flows to surround the panel, ending with a large flower at the top. The front oval shaped center panel stands out 1/2" from the back panel creating a small pocket for cards or letters. The inside of the back panel has a very detailed cast design which resembles lace. The top of the easel has a central tulip flower flanked by two dogwood flowers. There are arabesques and small flower sprays surrounding the design.
The easel measures:9 1/2" tall, 4 5/8" wide across front feet, 3 1/8" deep front to back feet. It survives in good antique condition and is solid and functional.
It is the perfect accessory for treasured cards, photos or even a handwritten antique letter!
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