Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl

Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl

Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl
Img{max-width:100%} Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl, Oil Painting All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Face screens were on hand at a fireplace (which tended to be very quite large in order to heat rooms, remember), and were given to guests who might wish to sit near the warmth of the hearth, but not to have their cheeks blotched by direct heat, nor their wax-based makeup smeared or run. I’ve always found this a charming tradition of the Victorian era home, and we’ve had such incredible sets. This is a single of exceptionally fine work, both the mother of pearl and abalone inlaid shell work, and the elaborate and mostly intact oil painting of a castle. The Regency shaped face screen is in remarkably find condition for its age, c. 1840-50s, likely was one of a pair originally, as they were normally made in pairs. This is a single face screen, but one of top value, a work of art. Perhaps it was a Grand Tour souvenir, as well. Very good to excellent condition throughout, for age and type. I can report only one 1/8 flashing chip on one point on the backside, so you don’t even see that when on display or hanging. Backside is solid black, and both sides have just a minimal amount of the typical crazing to the old material. Handle is lathe-turned wood, gilded. The tiny hardware is still complete and overall, definitely ranks “excellent”. We’re easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl” is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Style: Victorian
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Color: Black
  • Country/Region of Origin: France

Antique English Papier Mache Face Screen, c. 1840s, Victorian, Mother of Pearl