Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines, Probably Barbados, circa 1880
Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection
Two Fine Shellwork Sailor's Valentines
each consisting of octagonal shadow box frames with glass, one with an eight-sided star decoration with a circular star decoration at its center with the slogan WITH LOVE, the other with a heart design at the center within a circular design with three roses and a triangular-patterned border
Height 8 5/8 in. by Width 17 1/2 in. (opened, the first); Height 9 3/4 in. by Width 19 1/8 in. (opened, the second)
Each with some shells that are loose. One with hinge that is broken off and would benefit from re-securing. One with latch, one lacking latch. Overall find condition.
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