An Art Nouveau Glasgow School dark wood framed fire screen with colourful embroidered Glasgow Roses on unbleached linen dating from the late Victorian period circa 1900. There are elements of stitching and hand painted colouring to this very striking and stylish embroidery.
The very stylised symmetrical design has five very straight vertical thorn covered stems sprouting from a geometrically interwoven root-stock. The stems have an embroidered border with a brown coloured body and at the top of the image they form a roughly rectangular frame which is sub-divided into one large and two smaller triangles. The two smaller triangles are filled with leafy stems that have been coloured with two contrasting greens. The large triangle has three pink red and cream Glasgow roses surrounded with further two tone green leafy stems and the background is filled with a turquoise coloured painted ground.
This is a very attractive and useful dark stained hardwood frame of the late Victorian period decorated with a glazed embroidered Art Nouveau design very much in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. The Art Nouveau style was also known in Europe as Sezessionstil, Vienna Secession and Jugendstil in Germany, it was popular from about 1895 onwards,.
The fire screen has an overall height of 32 1/4 inches (82 cm) by 16 1/4 inches ( 41.5 cm ) wide and a depth of approximately 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm). The size of the embroidery is approximately 15 inches (38 cm) wide by 21 1/4 (54 cm) high
The frame is in good, original condition with some minor marking, the embroidery has some minor discolouration, all commensurate with age and use. There is a piece of beading missing from the base at the back. - please see the images.
The frame weighs 3.1 kg unpacked.
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