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The Director Lilly - Antique Paper Mache Face Screen

The Director Lilly - Antique Paper Mache Face Screen

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The Directory Lilly is an antique paper mache hand held face screen.

Often mistaken for fans, face screens were quite widespread in the 19th Century.

Pretty papier mache lacquered face fire screen. Her handle turned wood with ornate decoration and gilding in an oriental style.

Scallop edged corners with central design of hand painted bouquet flowers . 

Her black lacquer shows signs of wear and cracking of the lacquer on both sides and she has some small chips on his edges and a repaired break on her top right tip.

Lilly are lovely quality screen but not without damage, as a part of the edge has been broken off.

Dates 1850/60

Face screens were originally used to shield the face from heat from a fire or stove, this had a dual purpose to it, one being preventing a red flush to the skin which would be considered unbecoming, the second was to prevent the thick white makeup used by ladies in the Georgian and Victorian era from 'melting' in the heat. 



Width 25cm    Length: 39.5cm


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