Sculpted Antique Wooden Firescreen from France with Fleur De Lys Velvet Mid 19th Century.
This antique French giltwood firescreen surround has a velvet Fleur de Lys embossed fabric at its center. The detailed hand carving of the giltwood surround is absolutely meticulous in its detail, as is the incising on the back. This screen was done by a master of carving. The fabric is a silk velvet blend with embossed gold tone Fleur de Lys motifs. The fabric specially made by a 10th generation fabric/silk house in Lyon. At one point in time, they provided fabric to the Royal families.
CONDITION: Good antique condition. Minor rubs, nicks, losses to gilding, age separations.
H=41 1/2, W=23 1/2, D=17