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Pair Reversible Hand Screens


Product Details

Price $280

Date/Circa:

1820


Origin:
France


Overall size:

15" High

9" Wide

Catalog No: A0641


Description:
Face screens, or fans, were used during the 17th & 18th centuries to shied m'lady's face from the heat of candlelight and the fireplace. Many people wore smallpox scars and the makeup of the day was mostly wax, which melted in such heat. These lovely items protected the face from that heat and flattered the holder. In very good, stable condition each screen has one side with chinoiserie design and the opposite side with the scroll design. Some of the original gilded design is intact.



Elijah Slocum, Inc.

Hudson, New York 12534

888-885-2730 
518-671-6344 

E.mail: info@elijahslocum.com 



 

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