Candle screen in two parts and case (case)

sablé

French
late 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

6.4 x 12.7 cm (2 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

43.2281a

Medium or Technique

Wood covered with beadwork (strung glass beads); sablé

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hinged wood case covered with strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Polychrome design on white ground of shepherdess with crook and dog on hind legs, standing piper and dog on hind legs in landscape, swags and cartouches above, flowers on top. Case contains cockade candle screen with green silk leaf with white paper binding, steel buttons and guards; steel handle with spring. Case lined with green paper; catch opening.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection