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Pair Antique French Cut Paper Art, in Frame, Napoleon III Era Artist's Work
No tv, no internet, no phones - one has to wonder what the 19th century idle rich did with all their time, don't you? There were a number of highly regarded crafts skills that were practiced: ships in bottles; intricately lathe-carved ivory and wood items; miniatures in furniture or doll house collections. A real variety of needle arts, and of course painting or music. . . and then there are those who did these intricate and gorgeous cut paper items. Something like silhouettes, they're scissors art. This is a pair of very complicated hand cut bouquets, still in their original Louis-Philippe to Napoleon III era frames (1840-1880). I couldn't help but think how stunning and unique these would be if hanging in a doll house - don't you agree? But hanging the pair, or displaying on a bookshelf or tabletop would be equally appealing. Look them over.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The old original cover glass on each of the 2 (you are buying both paper art items as shown), has protected them nicely, as you can see. Frames are nice for their advanced age (more than 150 years) and present beautifully. Measurements are noted on the photos.
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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