A nice question
Posted by Caroline on April 13, 1998 at 09:38:22:
In response to A&E P&P artifacts, written by Keepers of the ducks on April 10, 1998 at 21:12:54
on the main mantlepeice, ] what are the doodads that look like black Japanese fan/masks??
] And what are the standing objects on the floor nearby that look
] like matchbox holders with a coat of arms shape?
It's been a while since we got obsessive about the furniture and fittings in P&P2.....you gave me an excuse to go and watch again. Thank You!
Those things on the mantlepiece do look as if they are made of laquer or tortoiseshell with bamboo handles, don't they? I think you are right...they are some kind of fan or hand-held firescreen. There is a very standard-looking firescreen at the left of the fire...heavy base, long pole and a movable screen on top (that is about the same shape as the mantlepiece fans, but larger). Is this what you mean by Match-box holders?
Oh yes, I do hope Mr Bingley isn't deceased because he was an Aylesbury.....
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