Hand fire screen (or Fire fan)

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-7511

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

fire screens (furniture)
gilding
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
putti (motifs)
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
romances (document genre)
Painted
Gilded
Romance
Cupid
Flower
Turned
SCREEN, FIRE

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1949.343.2

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

9.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.343.2