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Postcard of Firescreen panel.
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Firescreen panel

A firescreen panel was used to protect the complexion from the direct heat of a fire. This wool and cotton example dates from the early 19th century.

The shield-shaped panel is decorated with glass and metal beads, backed with cream silk and edged with a cream silk cord, fringe and two tassels.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-998-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.SU 12
Date: Early 19th cent.
Early 19th century
Material: Wool, cotton, purple; net, glass, metal; silk, watered, cream; cord, cream
Dimensions: 21.00" L x 17.00" broad
What: Panel, firescreen
Subject: Small furnishings: firescreens, stools, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Description: Shield-shaped fire screen panel of purple wool and cotton on a net backing, decorated with glass and metal beads and backed with cream watered silk, early 19th century
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