This card shows its age: it is, after all, 112 years old! The marquis-style lady reminds me of Marie Antoinette. She is surrounded in a Art Nouveau flourish in Gaston Noury's distinctive style. There is yellowed age spots from the album corners, a crease across the center and a couple of small tears on the left edge. All signs of age seem to fall to the wayside as one's eye takes in all the detail of Noury's design: the flaming torch, the birds, the little statues and trailing ribbons galore! The card measures about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Do use the zoom feature and cast a critical eye. I think you'll still be impressed!
Unique French Postcards for the Serious Collector and Other Delights from France!
I'm Shopping at the Second Largest Flea Market in France and Discovering the Brittany Region! See You in November!