Ref: 167fs http://hygra.com/face/167fs
Pair of Antique Face screens decorated to one side in color depicting
scenes from theatre.
On the other side the
compositions are in the Chinoiserie tradition. Leaves dwarf
people, a palm tree is short and weak and the fences are arbitrary.
The surround is drawn with
flowers and leaves arranged in a symmetrical way. There is more than a
hint of neoclassicism in the arrangement, but it is interspersed with
flowers with unruly petals which hint at naturalism.
The handles are turned
rosewood accented with gilding.
Origin: UK ; Circa:
maple and rosewood (handles).
Size: Screens 22.3 cm wide by
handles 23 cm long: 8.8 inches wide
by inches; handles 9.1 inches long.
Condition: Please refer to the photographs for details of condition.
Some of the corners have been lost over the years and been replaced. One
screen has a repaired crack. There is some losses to the paintwork, but
overall the screens are in fair condition.
Keywords: Hygra.com, Antique
box, Antique Face Screen, fan, penwork, pen and ink, Painted wood,
Chinoiserie, theatrical, fire screen
current list of available sewing boxes with prices.
current list of available writing boxes with prices.
current list of available jewelry boxes with prices.
current list of available tea caddies with prices.
current list of available Face Screens with prices.