Antique Dobbs Embossed Paper Face Screen With Pencil Drawing English Circa 1825
This is an excellent example of a high quality embossed neoclassical style face screen produced by Henry Dobbs of London. This luxurious paper face screen was produced in the first quarter of the 19th century, circa 1825 and features a wonderful three dimensional moulded paper surround (very much reminding us of the wonderful wood carvings of Grinling Gibbons). The central rectangular reserve features a detailed pencil drawing of an 18th century English street scene. The screen is complete with its original turned gilt wood handle. To the bottom left corner under the pencil drawing we find the embossed makers mark “DOBBS”.
Measuring: Surround 9” (23 cm) by 7 3/8” (19 cm). Central scene 5” (13 cm) by 3.5” (9 cm). From top of surround to bottom of handle 15 2/8” (39 cm).
Condition - This item is in good condition for its vast age. There is some minor bumping to some of the edges of the paper surround. There is a minor water mark to a small section of the surround at 8 o clock. There are two sections missing from the thin gold frame of the pencil drawing. The handle is in good condition with some surface wear to the gilding at the top of the handle as one would expect.
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