A striking decorative element from the Belle Epoque period, this beautiful firescreen is crisply carved around the edge with a repeating laurel-leaf motif framing a needlepoint tapestry with displays of florals and foliage in a mellow gold fabric with warm natural accent colors. A twisted rope carving runs the stretcher between the scrolled legs, each with acanthus carvings along the upper and terminating in scrolled toes.
Measurements: 38 1/2” H x 22 1/2” W x 11 1/2” D
Condition Report: Fabric behind tapestry worn, discolored and a bit torn along the top edge. Wear and some threading to the tapestry. Areas of inpainting to gilding. Cracks and joint separations in the legs as expected; loss to scroll of one toe. Other surface wear and minor chipping/losses.
French Neoclassical Carved Giltwood Firescreen circa 1900