Gothic Style Antiques
Gothic furnishings from Their Drawing Room of Newport including lighting, furniture, glass, porcelain, etc.
# 5403. A rare pair of English Gothic "Chimney Ornaments". Used to protect a ladies make-up from the heat of the fireplace. Circa 1830-1840. "The shafts are telescopic, and each contains a folded silk sheet which opens out to make a small circular screen (14" diameter). The brass mounts were fitted into the top of the shaft."Maker: Underneath the foot is a label which reads 'B. Days' patent chimney ornaments to represent Gothic architecture are so constructed that they may be used for fire-screens, flower or scent jars, time-piece cases, candle-shades and various useful purposes. Manufactured by Patentee, Snow Hill, Birmingham. Appointed manufacturer to His Majesty. The portability and elegance of these fire-screens give them decided preference to all others'. Size: closed: 23" tall; extends to 37" tall and the fan is 14" in diameter which when fully extended the total height is 50" tall. Condition: each has a lable from the manufacturer on the underside. The fans are in extremely fragile condition. These are museum quality objects. Information can be viewed online via the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England at: V & A Chimney Fans where they show an identical object (without the paper fan) with a gilt metal base. The fans in our example depict oriental motifs. Price for the pair is $5,650.00.
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// POTTERY // METAL
LIGHTING // PAINTINGS // EPHEMERA // TEXTILES // GOTHIC // MISCELLANEOUS
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