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

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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...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, late 18th century

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

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Medium or Technique

Silk, paper, steel buttons and guards


Textiles and Fashion Arts