This week's Tuesday's Titillating Treasure was actually inspired by the Boucher painting at the top of this blog (also miniaturized and featured to the left of this paragraph).
If you look in the lower left hand corner of the painting, you will notice three items strewn on the floor: a bellows, which was used for increasing the draft of the fire, a feather duster for cleaning the soot, and a handheld fireplace screen.
This week, we will focus on the last object, the handheld fireplace screen.
|Chinoiserie Fire Screen|
|Stranraer Museum |
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