Pair of Handheld English Fire Screens
with Rosewood Handles, circa 1840
An interesting form, these fire screens are made with Berlin pattern pictorial scenes worked onto sturdy metal scrims – a young girl playing with her dog inside an excellent border of oak leaves and acorns and a chicken pecking at feed while a rooster looks on. The fans are nicely shaped and edged with metal. The handles are original and made of very finely turned rosewood, with some gold-leaf highlights.