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Needlepoint Fire Screen

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Item Details

  • Width:
    24 7/8 Inches
  • Height:
    41 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    16 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
This rare William IV fire screen evokes a sense of genteel domestic tranquility. Crafted in the Neoclassical style, this screen is comprised of a highly detailed needlepoint work, boasting a Rococo-inspired floral design, held within a carved wood, gilt-accented frame. Screens such as this were often staples in a well-appointed home, not only for their beauty, and the fact that they demonstrated the needlework skill of the ladies of the house, but because they were extremely practical. From the 16th through the 19th centuries, fire screens were a wonderful way of protecting delicate complexions from the heat of the fireplace. This was especially true in the 18th century, when many cosmetics were produced using wax. Textiles often do not survive throughout the years because of their delicacy and use, so to find a piece of needlework in such wonderful condition is remarkable.

Circa 1830

24 7/8" wide x 16 1/2" deep x 41 1/2" high

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