I have never seen anything like this, didn't even know they existed. This is such a piece of history. I can just picture a fair lady sitting by the fire and fanning herself. What a treasure!
Face Screens were used by Victorian Ladies to shield their faces from a hot fire. As most Victorian utilitarian items, face screens were beautifully decorated. Each of these face screens is made from cardboard. The shape of the screen is cut in an intricate design. The center portion of the screens, each have a Chromolithograph image of Colonial groupings. The round image has braid to frame the image. The handles are a work of art in themselves with the delicate turnings. Tiny wing nuts secure the screens to the handles, Both screens are in similar condition. The cardboard frames are worn on the edges. There is some water damage to the frames as well as the center mat. One screen has a piece of the braid missing. The image boards are secured to the frames with tape. This is could be replaced. The wood handles are in excellent condition. The price is for the pair of screens. Each screen measures 16" x 7".
Via Elsies Attic