Late 19th Century Brass Peacock Style Fireplace Screen


33.5”H x 49”W (opened) x 6.5”D

width of base: 11”

An elegant French brass fireplace screen adorned with a figural design featuring a dancing woman playing a tambourine. The screen boasts a central flame urn finial atop a lambs tongue plinth, accompanied by flanking pierced and chased folding fans. Decorated with intricate acanthus and bell flower motifs, it rests on a scrolled acanthus beaded swag base, featuring a central mythological figural medallion. Great vintage condition. One side of the hooks on the side that holds the fan in the closed position has been bent. 

Brass peacock fireplace screens became popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly during the Art Nouveau period. 

Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century