Scherenschnitte [cut paper] Picture in a Maple Frame

Scherenschnitte [cut paper] Picture in a Maple Frame

This wonderfully detailed and perfectly preserved piece is a beautiful example of the Germanic art of paper cutting. We acquired it from a local family who had it just tucked away in a folio. Fortunately we had an appropriate maple frame. It is simply laid on a new acid free black mat, not attached in any way.

The artwork itself measures 8.25 x 11.75

probably Pennsylvania, early 19th century c.H: 13.5"W: 17.5"