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Hand fire screen (or Fire fan)

1949.343.1 (RS119463)

Description

Circular overall form with cupids' bow scalloped edge. Painted black with flowers in polychrome oil on gilt; handles turned and gilded.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Cupid
fire screens (furniture)
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Gilded
gilding
Painted
painting (coating)
putti (motifs)
Romance
romances (document genre)
SCREEN, FIRE
Turned
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.343.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7510

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