Fire Screens and Chenets

Fire screens and chenets were a staple of any well-appointed home, serving as both decorative and useful objects. They were placed in front of a fireplace to protect priceless rugs and flooring from rolling logs, and ladies' wide skirts from flying sparks and embers.
ChinoiserieBronze Fire Screen

ChinoiserieBronze Fire Screen

French Ormolu & Bronze Chenets and Fender

French Ormolu & Bronze Chenets and Fender