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Fire screen - Tumbling Blocks

Tumbling Blocks

  • Object:

    Fire screen

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk satin and velvet patchwork, gilded brass

  • Museum number:

    T.133&A-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1865-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

silk satin and velvet patchwork, gilded brass

Materials

Silk satin; Velvet; Gilt-brass

Techniques

Patchwork

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Furniture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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