Candle screen in two parts and case (leaf of candle screen)

late 18th century

Object Place: France


19.5 x 10.6 cm (7 11/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, paper, steel buttons and guards

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection