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Needlework Fire Screen

Description

This shield-shaped fire screen depicts a floral design worked in green, red, rose, and beige wool cross-stitch on a linen ground. It is backed in yellow silk and mounted on a wooden handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1780
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cross-stitching
linen (material)
mahogany (wood)
needlepoint (needleworking)
wool (textile)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
accessories
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
fire fans
Linen
linen (material)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
needlepoint (needleworking)
Needlework
needlework (visual works)
Screen, Fire
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
17 x 9.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.476
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2452

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