Miniature with Cherub. Yes

[LAYERED AND LACE PAPER VALENTINE]. Miniature with Cherub. "Yes".

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[LAYERED AND LACE PAPER VALENTINE]. Miniature with Cherub. "Yes". Whitney & Meek, [1860].

Miniature card (7.5 x 10cm approx.), yellow paper with lace border and cherub centrepiece; with attached verse 'Yes' inside, printed in pink; paper behind cherub with a slight portion of loss, possibly intentional, rubbing to interior verse with slight loss of text; some tape adhesive marks and rubbing to rear. Still very good overall.
The legible parts of the verse are as follows:
"'Yes!' I answered you last night,
--- morning air, I say!
Col--- [c]andle-light
Will not look the same by day."
Previous owner has written 'Whitney&Meek' to verso, 'Meek' impression also along spine of card. With 'Carrie Rice' also written in pencil to rear.
A charming, very early Whitney example.

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