An extremely elegant and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Epoque period ormolu fireplace screen, circa 1880. The screen is raised by four richly chased feet of detailed dolphins in a satin and burnished finish. Framing the original metal mesh are stunning intricate seashell and foliate pierced patterns. At the center is an ormolu mount of highly detailed musical scrolls and instrument amidst charming branches and foliate movements. All original gilt.