|The Gilded Ages were filled with whimsy. Fanciful creatures in mythical scenes, were prominent in the literature of the time as well as in the palors of the great homes of the era. "An Act of Kindness" draws on these magical scenes. Each card capturing a managere of animals, set within a border of lavish 23k gold. Additional gold is also hand laid as "seed pearls" cascading throughout the landscape. "An Act of Kindness" is truly a versatile greeting and can be used for almost any occassion.
Each limited edition card is signed and numbered by the artist, prepared as ordered either with your custom sentiment or blank leaves to be penned by the hand of the giftor. The card is presented tassel bound, within our lavish silk presentation box. Complimentary white gloves are provided for proper handling of the fine gilt work.
The presentation box is handmade of couture quality silk. Each finished with fine gold embroidery throughout.
Certificate of Authenticity: A finely engraved and hand signed document, containing edition number, history of illumination, artists biography and information exclusive to your card.
Your Gilded Age Greeting as an heirloom: Reminiscent of the renaissance treasure books that have inspired our collection, we encourage our giftees and giftors to tell the story of the greeting they have given or received. The additional leaves provided should be used to pen sentiments through the generations, each telling with great detail, how they came to receive a Gilded Age Greeting, the most beautiful cards in the world.
Giclee: Our limited editions are created using Giclee technique. For more information on Giclee, visit our resources page.