Hollywood Regency French style brass folding fire screen Description: “Antique” Victorian style brass fireplace screen with a scroll frame and black wire mesh panels applied with cast brass foliate sprays and birds, in the lovebird pattern. Lovebirds adorning the center panel scroll work, each side panel is adorned with swans drinking from a water fountain ending with claw footed stand.
Place of Origin: United States
Date Of Manufacture: 20th Century
Materials: Brass Metal Mesh
Condition: Excellent some wear to brass
Wear: wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 29.5 in (75cm) Tall x 42in (107cm) Wide x 3in(8cm)Deep
Extra Notes: This decorative fire screen would have been very popular at the time of manufacture inspired in design by French Louis XV furnishings. The origin is possibly France but the style had an international appeal and an American origin cannot be excluded. Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties, and different colour tonalities. It was originally used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance, reflecting light in the dark houses of the time. During the later part of first millennium BC the use of brass spread across a wide geographical area from Britain and Spain in the West to Iran and India in the East. By the first century BC brass was available in sufficient supply to use as coinage in Phrygia. Brass continued to be made and technically developed under Medieval and renaissance times.