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Swiss Paper Cut Love Letter Dated 1791 (SOLD)

18th Century Love Letter

Swiss Folk Art Love Letter

A beautiful example of an 18th Century “Friendship Letter” – handpainted with delicately paper cut (Scherrenschnitte) details.

Dated 1791

The generic term for this type of folk art in German is “Freundschaftsbrief” or friendship brief, but this particular example is a love letter.

Samples of the texts in German (see also photos below).

“Liebs du Mich, Wie ich Dich, Nichts Mehr Begaehr ich” (If you love me, like I love you, I will want for nothing more!)