Antique French Face Screen Pair, Victorian Era Chinoiserie, Embroidered Silk. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers.
A Victorian face screen pair, excellent condition with cross stitch embroidery in silk threads on open linen canvas - Chinoiserie or Japonaise fashion/ style that was popular in the French Empire period and also Empire Revival era during the reign of Napoleon III c. The black painted sticks are tipped with a small white opaline bead (one missing) and the criss-crossing of sticks forms the framework and handle for this wonderful pair. Face screens in Victorian times: These were used to provide visitors a hand-held protective screen so they could sit next to the warmth of hearth to visit, but would not get all blotched in the face by the direct heat of those large open fireplaces in Victorian mansions.Remember, makeup of that era had wax base, and it was also the case that not only cheeks would pink and blotch, but makeup might also melt a bit and run in direct heat. So these were essential for any well-appointed Victorian home. Very good condition, notable: There is one small 1 long piece of one stick broken off (marked on our photos for your review). I'm unsure why the photos look like there are stains on the canvas - there are not. I think it's a shadow effect of the mesh against the silk liner/backing. These do not have stains on the canvas and in fact they look much nicer in person. There are some fading notations on the silk backing, visible in our images. Overall, a really wonderful pair. Measurements are noted on our photos.
Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. We're easy to deal with.Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replacable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Antique French Face Screen Pair, Victorian Era Chinoiserie, Embroidered Silk" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.