Description: Absolutely fabulous, unique, antique pop-up Valentine. Large, embossed, die cut piece is unsigned but most likely the work of the wonderful Chloe Preston.
A googly eyed young boy sits at an ornate piano. A trail of roses pops up from the center. In front of the piano sit two children looking at a card or a book with hearts on the cover. A small basket of hearts rests at their feet, while a small dog runs off with one in his mouth. There is honeycomb (crepe paper) under and above the piano keys. The piece folds up to display the words "Valentine Greetings."
Click arrow above to see various angles of this gorgeous Valentine. The final image shows the piece next to a soda can (not included) to give you a better idea of the large size.
Text: Roses sweet, I often see, But you're the sweetest Rose for me.
Approximate Size (in inches): 11½ x 7
Condition: Good to very good overall condition. Here are the issues I can see: One of the small candelabras at the end of the piano has torn away; the other one is barely hanging on, and could possibly detach when this is shipped; the frontmost piece (with the children) has detached from the piano leg, which causes the Valentine to have difficulty standing up; one end of the piano keys has detached from the end of the piano. That's all I can see, but understand it's possible I may have missed something. Please examine the images we've supplied to get a better idea of the condition of this Valentine.