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Dance Engagement  Card

Dance Engagement Card

  • I engage you for the next Dance
  • Embossed and die-cut card marked Mansell
  • Mid 19th century
  • 89 x 62mm (3½ x 2½in)
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Closely related to lace paper this small, delicate card is more specifically a pierced embossing, presenting a sculptural rather than lacy appearance.

 

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