English papier maché face screen with turned rosewood handle (c. 1835)

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Sculptural papier maché face fan with a beautifully turned rosewood handle. 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 decorated with a scene of English Gothic ruins and framed with gilt scrollwork decoration. Mounted with a custom bracket that allows the fan to be hung on the wall.

England, circa 1835.

Condition: Some fading and light crazing to the shellac throughout. The gilt scrollwork has also faded in some areas. Some chips and losses have been repaired. Wear commensurate with age and use.

Materials: Papier Mache, Lacquer, Oil Paint, Rosewood

Dimensions: 9-1/4" W x 15-1/2" L x 1/2" H

SKU: 2145

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