These face screens were very popular in the Victorian era, particularly, where they must have been in every well-appointed home in numbers, pairs always, and were there to give to visitors to hold against the blushing heat of the fireplace as they sat and visited or listened to music or similar. Usually seated closer to the warmth, ladies had to protect their pale cheeks from the blush of a direct fireplace.We find them in all types of women's arts such as painted, needlepoint, embroidery and also production ones in materials such as papier mache or even, as in the case of this pair, hand painted wood. Right now we have a nice selection. Very good condition, surface slightly dimmed by time, but are still lovely.
These are transfers rather than hand painted, a fairly humble pair of screens - perfect for a Country French home decor whether you hang them on the wall, or rest them on a tabletop near your own fireplace. Lovely old turned wood handles and the old original hardware all complete and unbroken.No chips to the thin wood upon which the florals are displayed. Warm patina to the handles. Measurements noted on the photos. Our photos are large and clear. We do expect our customers to review them all, evaluate the item based on both our description and our images. Thanks for all the compliments - we love what we do! Antiques & Uncommon Treasure - all the best, all the time! 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 replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings.
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The item "Antique French Pair Victorian Face Screens, Florals on Wood, Turned Wood Handles" is in sale since Tuesday, February 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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