19th Century Three Fold Decalcomania Screen
19th Century Three Fold Decalcomania Screen in good condition.
c. 1870
Decalcomania was invented in England about 1750 and imported into the United States at least as early as 1865. Its invention has been attributed to Simon François Ravenet, an engraver from France who later moved to England and perfected the process, which he called "decalquer" (which means to copy by tracing). The first known use of the French term décalcomanie, in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Eleanor's Victory (1863), was followed by the English decalcomania in an 1865 trade show catalog (The Tenth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association); it was popularized during the ceramic transfer craze of the mid-1870s.
Height77.00 inch(195.6 cm)

Width69.00 inch(175.3 cm)
Ref No. 6444
£1400.00
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