Silk fringe surrounds this lovely New Year's card from 1885. It's a double sided chromolithograph probably printed in Germany, which all good cards were in the latter part of the 19th century. This card has been hand assembled and is intentionally left unglued at one corner and when it is lifted you can see a neatly penned message to Mrs. John Barances from Karen Barances and the date 1885.
It measures 5.5" x 7.5" including the silky blue fringe. There is a slight crease on the back where it has been lifted many times to view the interior message. Nice clean card, good vintage condition.