19 March 2008
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND VERNIS MARTIN FIRESCREEN
LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The scrolling foliate frame supporting a central painted panel depicting a courting couple in a rural scene.
36¾ in. (93 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep
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