Rare Ornamental Panel / Fire Screen

c. 1800-1815

Titled ‘Tiens Prends’ (Take this), block print on paper on canvas panel, depicting a French soldier from the 7th Hussar Regiment and a female seated at table offering a drink to a young boy who is dancing before them, visible wear (A/F)

height 87 cm width 108 cm
Ben Stoner Antiques, Sydney
Firescreen's were used to cover empty fireplaces in the summer creating a nice decorative cover to an otherwise unsightly hole in the wall. It was also popular to use decorative panels over doors, filling the void between the top of the door frame and the ceiling. These panels were designed with scenic wallpapers, frequently containing landscape views. Still life vignettes were another popular genre containing lavish spreads of fruits, wines and cheese. Cf. for comparison, similar to be found in 'Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum' See - https://www.cooperhewitt.org/?s=overdoor
  • EStimate $1,200 - $1,800
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