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Large Dated 1910 Hand Painted Celluloid & Silk Valentine’s Day Card with Beautiful Woman Litho in Center
This large and gorgeous Valentine's Day card is so unusual. The back reads: Feb. 14, 1910, From Frank.
The center features a beautiful woman wearing a hat with a large purple ostrich feather; she has a brown mink stole with a white flower in the front. It reads With Love in gold lettering. There are two small stains on the litho (see pic). There is a 1 1/8" wide hand painted celluloid ring around the center litho. The outer portion is done in cream & clear mottled celluloid, which is ruffled and folded; there are a few minor torn areas, which blend into the overall design/folds. There were four separate celluloid pieces which are shaped like butterflies, but only the one on the right side is intact; the others are missing pieces. There are four sections which feature two-tone lavender silk ruffled insets. There are a couple light stains on the two upper insets, which are difficult to see (see pic's). This card is far nicer than how my description reads.
The entire piece is attached to a cardboard backing with gold metal pieces. The cardboard backing is bent in places, but only a few small pieces show on the front (see pic of one). If desired you could trim the bent areas without affecting the overall look..There is a hanger on the back so it's ready to display. It appears to be quite sturdy.
This piece measures approximately 13 ½" X 13 ½".
This antique Valentine's Day card is very striking and unusual; I know the lucky new owner will love it.
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