True Love's Offering


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[LAYERED AND LACE PAPER VALENTINE]. "True Love's Offering" [c.1900]

Cross-shaped layered and lace paper valentine (16 x 16cm approx.); textured tri-coloured paper layered with circular motif showing flowers and a cherub atop a love note; with lace paper border and two motifs; one gilt, the other snowdrops; inside a printed floral design and short verse; marked 'G' to verso; tape adhesive marks to verso, the lace paper seperated at one point; a little toned in places; very good.
Verse inside reads:
"Where'er I go, howe'er I move,
My thoughts are all engaged by love;
What'er I say, whate'er I do,
My thoughts, dear one, are love and you."
With pencil inscription: 'To Mystie from Florence Eastman' to verso.