For sale is an absolutely wonderful and charming antique scherenschnitte love token/valentine that has been in my collection for quite a few years. It is completed in a hearts and birds design, with the hearts woven together. The piece is housed in an antique lemon gilt frame, and there is a card on the back with the maker's name of "Mrs. Carrie Merrill" in Lisbon, N.H. The framed piece measures about 11 3/4" x 10 1/4", with sight measurements of 9 3/4" x 8 1/4". The image alone is about 8" x 6". This sweet love token is in very nice antique condition, with no holes, rips, or stains, but does show minor spots where it is glued to the back. I think that it could still be removed from the backing if necessary, as it isn't totally glued down. The frame shows age appropriate and expected wear to the gold gilt, but no chips, cracks, or repairs. The glass may be a replacement, although I don't know for sure, and the backing and wire hangers are newer replacements. Please look carefully at the pictures as they are an important part of the description, and be sure to ask any questions. What a terrific addition to your cottage decor!
19th C. Folk Art Scherenschnitte Woven Hearts & Birds Love Token from my Collection