Hearth Screen

Hearth screen, c. 1890, The Netherlands. Hearth screen, c. 1890, The Netherlands. Copyright Nederlands Openluchtmuseum Arnhem, acc. no. N.34054.

The Nederlands Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands, houses an embroidered hearth screen, somewhat in Biedermeier-style, which was used in the summer to hide the place where during the winter the hearth would be lit. The screen was made on the occasion of the marriage between Dirk Bezemer (1867-1938) and Dirkje Nolman (1869-1938) on 5 August 1891 in Delft, the Netherlands.

The embroidery, placed behind glass, was worked in cross stitch by the bride's mother, while the construction itself was made by her father. The embroidery measures 69 x 61 cm and represents a large pheasant.

The Netherlands Openluchtmuseum online catalogue (retrieved 12 November 2016).

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