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Tumbling Blocks

Fire Screen
1865-1875 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Shield-shaped firescreen made from blue, green, pink and cream satin and black velvet patchwork in the "Tumbling Blocks" design. Edged with silk fringe, twisted cord, and tassels in co-ordinating variegated colours. Mounted on an adjustable gilded brass rod with four hinges to enable it to be adjusted, with barley-twist rods and clamp to attach to a shelf or ledge.


Object details

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Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Fire Screen
  • Fire Screen
TitleTumbling Blocks (popular title)
Materials and techniques
silk satin and velvet patchwork, gilded brass
Physical description
Shield-shaped firescreen made from blue, green, pink and cream satin and black velvet patchwork in the "Tumbling Blocks" design. Edged with silk fringe, twisted cord, and tassels in co-ordinating variegated colours. Mounted on an adjustable gilded brass rod with four hinges to enable it to be adjusted, with barley-twist rods and clamp to attach to a shelf or ledge.
Collection
Accession number
T.133&A-1937

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Record createdApril 16, 2009
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