We had rain and snow and howling wind this afternoon.
One of these days I am going to get an afternoon of steady, boring sunshine – one day …
This fire screen is constructed from acid free card, and it is fully hinged so that it can be adjusted to fit a variety of fireplaces.
The picture is painted on fine watercolour paper, which has been fixed to the card. A shallow frame has then been added, and the whole had been finished with a coat of satin varnish.
2 inches tall – bottom to top of arch – (5cm)
Middle section – 1 and 7/16th inches wide – (3.1cm)
Each side section – 9/16th of an inch wide – (1.4cm)
Fire screens of this type were usually used to disguise an empty grate, or to hide an un-lit fire.
The picture on this screen is painted in a style that would not have been out of place in a late Regency or early Victorian setting.
This miniature fire screen is not a “toy” – it is a “collector’s item”