Candle screen in two parts and case (handle of candle screen)
late 18th century
Object Place: France
9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hinged wood case covered with strung glass beads (called sable) 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.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection