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Written by Barbara
(9/3/2003 2:38 a.m.)
Regency 'style' hand-painted screens
These are needlepoint rather than painted, and from the 1840s, but I think give a better idea of the size and shape these would have been. I think the purpose was to shield the face from the warmth of the fire?
Now, what do you all think of the symbolism of the ladies at this party looking at and talking about these items that are meant to hide one's face?? ;-)
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