English paper mache face screen with inset abalone (1830-40)

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Black paper mache face screen with inlaid abalone and highlighted in gilt with an overall floral spray. These screens were used by women to shield their face from the heat as they sat close to the fire in colder months. The fan is mounted on a turned rosewood handle which is a replacement from the original. 

England, circa 1830-40.

Condition: Chips and losses to the papier mache have been restored. Some crazing to the surface of the screen. The original handle was damaged and replaced. Wear commensurate with age and use.

Materials: Papier Maché, Abalone, Gilt, Rosewood

Dimensions: 10-1/2" W x 14-1/4" H x 1/2" D

SKU: 1878

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