Antique Pair William IV Mahogany & Gilded Screens c.1835

GBP 1,550.00

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Object Description

An elegant pair of William IV mahogany & gilded fire screens, circa 1835 in date.

Each features a pleated golden silk covered panel with mahogany back. They are each raised raised on a pair of twin gilded lion’s paw feet, with gilded shell mounts.

The sumptuous pleated silk screens are flanked by mahogany columns with striking gilded capitals.

This beautiful pair of fire screens would be ideal to enhance any fire place.

Add a touch of elegance to your home with this exceptional pair.

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 109 x Width 106 x Depth 32

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

A fire screen began as a functional piece of furniture that acted as a shield between the people of a room and the fireplace. The primary function was to reduce the discomfort of excessive heat from a log fire protect the room from open flames and flying embers that may be emitted by the fire and were used to cover the fireplace when nothing was burning inside it, and make it look more decorative.

Early firescreens were generally shaped as flat panels standing on attached feet, or as adjustable shield shaped panels mounted on tripod table legs.
They were use to protect 17th to 19th century lady’s makeup which often contained ingredients of fat and bees wax and was prone to melting and running down their faces.

The horse screen, or cheval screen was in common use from the 18th century. It is a wide screen having two feet on each side, the arrangement of the feet giving the screen its name.

Our reference: 07228

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Object Condition

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Object Details

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