From the beginning of the 19th century, in Europe and America, heavily lacquered reliefs had been used to decorate furniture, fire-screens, clocks and even musical instruments.
In the Victorian home an elegant scrap screen was an almost indispensible piece of furniture.
Families rejoiced in the pleasant and profitable hours to be found in this fascinating recreation and saw the scrap screen as the practical and artistic outcome of many hours of enjoyable home-work.
The Victorian Screen
The beautiful screens that have survived were no doubt designed and compiled by adults, its compilation demanding both skill and patience.
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