of Antique Face Screens embroidered on velvet. C.1810.
screens are delicately embroidered to the centre with the letter "
"surrounded by an
oval leafy wreath executed in minute beads.
The leafy pattern
of bead-work- is
repeated on the outer outline following the contours of the shape, which
is stretched over wire.
screens are obviously meant for a specific person-a Sylvia, a Susan?-
and they were probably made either by the person herself, or very likely
as a gift.
This is a most unusual pair and they manifest impeccable
taste in both the combination of material and design and the finesse of
execution. They are elegant without being flimsy.
handles are in turned bone.
UK ; Circa: 1810; Materials:
velvet, silk, bone, and beads
Size: Screen 25 cm
wide by 19 cm; handle cm
17.2 long: 9.8 inches wide by 7.5 inches; handle 6.8
refer to the above photographs for details of condition. Some losses.