A Very Rare and Fine Large 19th Century Brass Fire Screen
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A very rare and fine 19th Century brass fire screen, of exceptional quality, fully restored and of grand proportions. The protective wire mesh of shaped, rectangular form is set within a fabulously detailed polished, cast brass frame with beautiful motifs of flowerheads, scrolling foliate and tassle detail, surmounted with an elegant finial carrying handle. The wire mesh itself is adorned with a further intricately embossed brass cartouche depicting a fabulously detailed figurative Greek Neoclassical scene 'The Twelfth and Final Labour of Heracles', whereupon Heracles was sent by Euripides, who was the king of Tiryns, to capture Cerberus, the three headed dog and guardian of Hades, from the king of the underworld. An elaborate arrangement of mythical creatures, comprising of dragons and snakes borders Heracles and Cerberus to the central reserve, supported on elegant out-scrolling pierced leg, terminating on paw foot.
We specialise in fine period furniture, antique gilt mirrors and beautiful furnishings and collectables. Yeats Country Antiques is a member of both the Irish Antique Dealers’ Association also CINOA. Our customers come from all parts of the the world and a large number are repeat customers who...