19th Century Pennsylvania Scherenschnitte
Masterpiece quality Pennsylvania Scherenschnitte*. Intricately cut, pin pricked and painted paper valentine depicts a blindfolded, winged cherub being led by two doves trailing red ribbons to a red and white gazebo, all surrounded by flowers inside an elaborately cut and pricked circle. Beneath this is a white, yellow and red parrot on a vine of thistle flowers. A truly exceptional work. 12" X 14" (framed).
*Art tradition of cutting continuous paper, founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century and brought to colonial America in the 1700s by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.
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