Posted 6 years ago
I picked these up at a thrift store a week ago and would like to know how to date them and/or if they are collectible/valuable. I know one is called 'The Bakery' but I haven't found a name for the other.
I used to make crafts using this technique back in the 70's and I've seen others online dated from the 50's thru the 60's, but the cutting on the window frames, etc. are so precise, I wonder if this was laser cut. I never curved the images back then either, so I'm very impressed with the work on these.
The kraft paper on the back isn't curling, but doesn't look new either. The frame has been hand antiqued (aqua over light blue) and there's a couple chips on off the paint on one of them.
Any info you can share would be greatly appreciated.