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Novelty Antique French Wedding Card Bride and Groom photo surrounded by feathers, glitter and ribbon
This antique French card sends "voeux de bonheur" (wishes of happiness") and features a real photo of an Edwardian bride and groom, circa 1910, that has been decorated with glitter, a white bow and downy soft feathers. These elements are secured to a celluloid rectangle the size of a postcard: about 3.5 by 5.25 inches. This item is in overall fine antique condition for its age. There is a black speck on the woman's cheek and some stray glitter flecks in the feathers. The right side of the feathers are not as long as on the left. This could be from loss, through the passing decades or it could simply be a side-produce of being handmade: perfectly imperfect. The celluloid/plastic base has a silver embossed design. There is one little nick in the plastic at the bottom right corner. If you believe in 'something borrowed, something blue; something old, something new' to bring good luck to a new bride, this would be a unique keepsake to gift. I have never seen another bride and groom card like this one -- and I've seen thousands. I have included a scan of this card set against black velvet to show the possibilities of matting and framing this, in a shadowbox perhaps? This is the sort of item that I encourage you to push yourself away from the computer 2 or 3 feet to get a realistic view of how it will look in hand, not under the brutal scrutiny of a zoomed in scan. As you can see from the photo, it is just beautiful.
This card will be mailed surrounded in a bed of bubble wrap in a small flat rate priority box.
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