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.
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!)