Gorgeous, French, gilt bronze, figural bust, peacock fan Napoleon III, fireplace screen. This fireplace screen is made of heavy, gilt, brass/ bronze. This isn't like the many others available from the early to mid century. Features intricate detailing of filigree cut-out on the fan insides and outside edges, larger finial and solid latches to lock the screen shut when not in use. There is a figural bust of a woman on one side (missing from the other side) and and half moon man faces on each side. The screen blades are very solid and so are the slides in which each blade is fasted to for sliding. This screen has a gorgeous patina so I chose not to polish it for that reason. This would make an exquisite addition to your fireplace.
Measurements: approx 27 tall and 8" wide when closed. 10" wide base. 8" depth. 40 1/2" wide when opened.
This fireplace screen is in beautiful antique condition. May have signs commensurate with age and use such as light surface scratches, dust, tarnish, polish residue, slight dents in blades, wear to the gilt, etc. One leg of decor at the front appears slightly pushed in, but it is very solid so may be a flaw from when it was made. The finial appears to be crafted from several different pieces so they may shift, but they aren't bent or broken as the finial can be adjusted to be straight. I didn't polish the screen because it has a gorgeous patina, which most people desire. It wears its age beautifully. If you prefer a shinier, bronze, this can easily be polished. This is an antique item so may need some lubrication for ease of opening and closing. No obvious damage.
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