This is a hand-painted, hand-made postcard, bearing French Happy New Year greetings. From the writing verso, I'm assuming Xavier gave this postcard to a special customer. He notes that he is the coiffeur at a shop on Place Maison Dieu in Limoges. The scans and photos don't do justice to this beautiful card. The textured background takes on a golden yellow tone when not under direct light. The strokes of paint are thick, adding even more texture. This is the kind of postcard that deserves to be matted and framed. Perfect for decorating a bedside table. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Based on the vase style and just the 'feel' of this card, I feel pretty confident in saying this is pre-WWI. Light wear on the corners but overall, in find antique condition.