Pair of Belgian 18th Century Brass Repoussé Flame Shields Reflectors

(Belgium, 18th Century)

Pair of Belgian 18th Century Brass Repoussé Flame Shields Reflectors
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Peterborough, NH, 03458
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Pair of Belgian 18th Century Brass Repoussé Flame Shields Reflectors

Pair of 18th century brass repoussé flame shields/reflectors from Belgium. Pierced foliate relief plaque that would permit light to pass through them with a single pricket at one end, hand-forged iron armature behind for structure. These would have attached to a stand with the pricket found at the bottom of the shield.

WIDTH: 11 in | HEIGHT: 23 in

Origin Belgium
Circa1770
Period 18th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionExcellent

Shipping Estimate: $75 | FedEx

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CONDITION: A quarter inch tip at the top of one shield is broken off. The brass has acquired a desirable patina from age.

THB REF: 9432187356

Commentary

"Repoussé was achieved by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Flame shields were popularized in the 17th century and were strategically placed to shield ladies from the heat of candle flames.
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